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    #1

    "Otherwise..."

    Please advise whether "otherwise" is functioning as conjunction or adverb in the below case.

    "Pursuant to The Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 1976...granted judges a general discretion to admit what they deemed to be relevant evidence, so long as they considered that to do otherwise would be unfair to the defendant."

    Is it refer to the same meaning if such sentence is rewritten as follows?

    "Pursuant to The Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 1976...granted judges a general discretion to admit what they deemed to be relevant evidence, so long as they considered that to do would be fair to the defendant."

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    Re: "Otherwise..."

    "Otherwise" acts as an adverb to modify the verb "do".

    1. ...so long as they considered that to do otherwise would be unfairto the defendant.

    2. ..so long as they considered that to do so would be fair to the defendant.

    IMO, it is not reasonable to derive the second clause from the first.

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    Re: "Otherwise..."

    "Otherwise" is functioning as an adverb there. For the second sentence to work, you would need to add "so" after "to do".

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    Re: "Otherwise..."

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrusevilming View Post
    the below case.
    I advise you to put 'below' after 'case', but I am not a teacher.

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