Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

otherwise

otherwise
Meaning(s)
1) in a different way; as an alternative
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • pretend/prove otherwise
  • Analysis
    Otherwise is an adjective or an adverb adjective it means in a different state or situation. "I wish it otherwise, but the law dictates that you have to pay a fine."This is similar to saying "I wish things were different." As an adverb 'otherwise' means circumstances different from those in reality. "People who might not otherwise be able to afford to study will now have the opportunity." It also means 'apart from', "He otherwise looked like the rest of his family apart from his curly red hair." "An otherwise quiet street but for the noise coming from one house."  'Otherwise' is a word used often in English in making decisions for example "We can go to the Italian restaurant if you like, otherwise I think the Japanese restaurant is good."
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. We have to get this flight, said the woman to her husband. Otherwise, we'll have to take the bus.
    2. Your work isn't up to scratch. Let's not pretend otherwise, the boss said to the new recruit.
    3. The Manager thinks I'm no good at this job, but I'm determined to show him otherwise.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. The Manager thinks I'm no good at this job, but I'm determined to show him otherwise.
    2. We have an attractive annual plan which can save you hundreds of euro, otherwise, you can subscribe monthly.
    3. We need to diversify our range immediately otherwise we risk financial ruin.
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