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    Driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence?

    Hey, what does this sentence mean? And is that the same as "driving otherwise in accordance with licence?

    And the second sentence:"the funds are not otherwise available"; what does this mean, esp. "otherwise"? I am always confused about the meaning of it.
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    Re: Driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence?

    The Collins dictionary says '"otherwise than" means in any other way than', so I take it to mean 'Driving in a way not in accordance with a licence'.

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    Re: Driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence?

    What is the source of the sentence about driving, ZOEYW?

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    Re: Driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence?

    http://www.trafficdefencelawyer.com/...-a-licence.htm Here is the source.
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    What is the source of the sentence about driving, ZOEYW?

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    Re: Driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence?

    Thanks a lot! Then how about the second "Otherwise" mean, is the same as "otherwise than" in the first sentence? The sentence is found on Free Dictionary. com
    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    The Collins dictionary says '"otherwise than" means in any other way than', so I take it to mean 'Driving in a way not in accordance with a licence'.

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    "otherwise in accordance with"?

    Can I substitute "otherwise in accordance with" for "not in accordance with..." ? Thanks!

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    Re: Driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence?

    It should mean 'the funds are not available in a way different from the mentioned one', according to http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie...lish/otherwise Definition#3
    I take it to mean 'the funds are available only in the mentioned way'.

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    Re: "otherwise in accordance with"?

    We need some context to be able to judge.

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    Re: "otherwise in accordance with"?

    For instance, I want to express"a format of an official file does not necessarily follow a certain form like bold headline 12 fonts." Then, can I say The format of ABC file is required to be otherwise in accordance with XYZ form?
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    We need some context to be able to judge.

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    Re: "otherwise in accordance with"?

    Quote Originally Posted by ZOEYW View Post
    For instance, I want to express"a format of an official file does not necessarily follow a certain form like bold headline 12 fonts." Then, can I say The format of ABC file is required to be otherwise in accordance with XYZ form?
    No, that makes no sense.

    It is required to be in accordance.

    It might be acceptable with the wrong font if it meets all the other criteria - if it is otherwise in accordance.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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