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    An alternative for "otherwise"

    Hey,

    Here is the sentence: You are not required to follow the rules but are OTHERWISE in conformity with culture.

    Does "otherwise" mean in another way in this case?

    Thanks,

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    Re: An alternative for "otherwise"

    The sentence doesn't make sense to me.

    Where did you find it? Please quote the source, as you have been asked to do before.

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    #3

    Re: An alternative for "otherwise"

    "Nevertheless" would make more sense.

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    Re: An alternative for "otherwise"

    I am not sure but I think that ZOEYW didn't find the sentence. Perhaps he is trying to translate it from its native language into English. If so, he should provide some additional information on the meaning he is trying to convey.
    José Manuel Rosón Bravo

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    Re: An alternative for "otherwise"

    I don't understand how someone can refuse to follow the rules and still be in conformity with a culture, unless "the rules" refers to a minor set of specific rules.
    Last edited by MikeNewYork; 21-Jul-2014 at 21:25. Reason: typo

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    #6

    Re: An alternative for "otherwise"

    ZOEYW, instead of thanking me for the post, please tell us what you are trying to say in the sentence.
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    Re: An alternative for "otherwise"

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I don't understand how someone can refuse to follow the rules and still be in conformity with a culture, unless "the rules" refers to a minor set of specific rules.
    It doesn't say "refuse." It says "not required." The boss' kid may not be required to follow the rules in his summer job at the office, but may choose to do so anyway.

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    Re: An alternative for "otherwise"

    That doesn't seem to be applicable to "culture".

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    Re: An alternative for "otherwise"

    Guys,

    Thanks for all your replies! The original sentence was written by my friend and he asked me whether that was correct or not regarding the word"otherwise". I guess what he is trying to say is sometimes our tradition/culture might not be parallel to laws/rules designed by authorities/government. Thus, following rules might not be required; however in some circumstances, obeying culture things are mandatory.
    Last edited by ZOEYW; 22-Jul-2014 at 03:27. Reason: typo

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    Re: An alternative for "otherwise"

    Do you mean in your nation you may be not required to follow the laws/rules made by the authorities/governments?

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