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I'd like to ask what the "otherwise" below refer to.
...With an e-book, we download it, read it, and though it may remain stored as an electronic file somewhere, it is otherwise forgotten: out of sight, out of mind. Physical books, on the other hand, remain with us as reminders of the places that we have been and the issues that have sparked our interest...
Leandro-Z, thanks for your reply, but it's a part of a passage I read, which was written by a native speaker of English.
If the use of "otherwise" is strange as Leandro-Z has suggested, it makes sense that the sentence looks difficult to me.
I'd like to appreciate a native English speaker's opinion.
Can anyone help me make sure what "otherwise" refers to?
"Otherwise" is OK in this sentence in my opinion. "Otherwise" can mean in other respects. The e-book is still in the memory of your computer, but, other than that, it is forgotten. The e-book's being in the memory of your computer is the only way in which it remains remembered.
Last edited by birdeen's call; 19-Jun-2011 at 22:33. Reason: typo