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    An otherwise perfect day.

    Definition 3 of this dictionary for "otherwise" reads:

    used for saying that something is true except for the fact that you have just mentioned
    Let's consider these two sentences:

    1. An accident marred an otherwise perfect day.
    2. An otherwise perfect day was marred by an accident.
    The definition suggests that reference to the exceptional quality/fact should come before the appearance of "otherwise". But in sentence 2, the reference to the exceptional quality/fact (an accident) comes after the appearance of "otherwise". So, is sentence 2 poorly written, and only sentence 1 is standard English?

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    Re: Otherwise

    1. An accident marred an otherwise perfect day.


    'An accident' (subject) should come first for the sentence to sound logical.

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    Re: Otherwise

    I'd say that they are both OK.

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    Re: Otherwise

    This is the second thread you have posted with the same title. I have changed it to avoid confusion.

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