Reply to ""or" vs "otherwise""

Subha,

My sense is that "or" is a conjunction that can join two co-equal (is that redundant?) clauses within a single sentence, whereas "otherwise" is an adverb that should introduce a separate sentence.  Hence:

A: John, you should follow the instructions that teacher said, or you will not be able to complete the project.

B: John, you should follow the instructions that teacher said.  Otherwise, you will not be able to complete the project.

I hope this helps.

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