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Otherwise means if not. Otherwise is essentially a transitional adverb. It does not connect two clauses. It merely shows how a statement is related to what has already been said.


A transitional adverb does not connect two clauses. It merely ensures the flow of ideas between sentences and paragraph.

Transitional adverbs usually go at the beginning of a sentence and are separated by a comma. We may use a semicolon or a full stop to separate the two clauses.

See also

Of course
On time and in time
Ought to have + past participle
Overlook and look over: difference
Owing to, due to, because of and on account of

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