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    How should the word "otherwise" be understood in these two sentence?

    Sentence includes "otherwise" is confusing me, and I can't understand the sentence. Please help me!


    (A)"The decorations for the games have lent a splash of colour to an otherwise drab city."
    Is is right if I understand the "otherwise" in the sentence (A) as "usually" or "generally"?

    (B)a blue and gold caravan, slightly travel-stained but otherwise in good condition.
    Is it right understanding the "otherwise in good condition" as "except for that, it's in good condition"?

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    Re: How should the word "otherwise" be understood in these two sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jungjou View Post
    Sentences includesing "otherwise" is are confusing me, and I can't understand the sentences. Please help me!


    (A)"The decorations for the games have lent a splash of colour to an otherwise drab city."
    Is is right if I understand the "otherwise" in the sentence (A) as "usually" or "generally"?
    Not really. The city would be drab if the decorations weren't there.

    (B) a blue and gold caravan, slightly travel-stained but otherwise in good condition.
    Is it right to understanding the "otherwise in good condition" as "except for that, it's in good condition"?
    Yes
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