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Imagine you ask two students, "What does the word "otherwise" mean in (1)?" and that one student says it is (2a) and the other says it is (2b).
(1) If the light is red, stop. Otherwise, go straight on.
(2) a. If the light is other than red
b.Except if (or when) the light is red
Do you agree both students are right?
Thank you in advance
I'm not asking about the possible paraphrase(s) but the meaning, of the word "otherwise."