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    chameleon82 is offline Newbie
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    I was not part of the group

    I just read the following sentence.

    " Unfortunately, I was not part of the group at that time, otherwise would have tried it earlier."

    Can I use "else" here in place of "otherwise" ?

    Thanks!

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    Re: I was not part of the group

    Please get into the habit of telling us the source and author of any text you quote.

    'I' is missing after 'otherwise'.

    You can't use 'else' alone to replace 'otherwise', but you can use 'or else'.

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    Re: I was not part of the group

    Thank you Rover for the reply.

    I read this on social media so it might not be 100% correct grammatically. I was just trying to understand the overall meaning of the sentence and trying to modify the sentence.

    Can you please tell me this one is correct or not ?

    " Unfortunately, I was not part of the group at that time, or else I would have tried it earlier."

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    Re: I was not part of the group

    Quote Originally Posted by chameleon82 View Post
    I just read the following sentence.

    "Unfortunately, I was not part of the group at that time, otherwise I would have tried it earlier."

    Can I use "else" here in place of "otherwise"?
    Quote Originally Posted by chameleon82 View Post
    Thank you, Rover, for the reply.

    I read this on social media so it might not be 100% correct grammatically. I was just trying to understand the overall meaning of the sentence and trying to modify the sentence.

    Can you please tell me if this one is correct or not?

    "Unfortunately, I was not part of the group at that time, or else I would have tried it earlier."
    "or else" doesn't work there either. You can use:

    ... otherwise I would have tried it earlier.
    ... or I would have tried it earlier.

    Note my corrections to your earlier posts above. Do not leave a space after opening quotation marks or before a question mark.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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