my parents lent me the money

Directions: Each of the following sentences has a word or phrase underlined. Read the sentences carefully and find which part of speech the underlined word belongs lớn. Indicate response on the Answer Sheet accordingly.

My parents lent bu the money. Otherwise, I could not have afforded the trip.

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CDS 01/2022: English Previous Paper (Held On 10 April 2022)

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  1. Adjective
  2. Adverb
  3. Conjunction
  4. Participle

Answer (Detailed Solution Below)

Option 2 : Adverb


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The correct answer is 'Adverb'

Key Points

  • In the given sentence, The given word "Otherwise" is an adverb let's see why?
  • "Otherwise" as an adverb is used at the beginning of the sentence-
    • used for saying that if one thing does not happen or is not true, something else will happen, usually something bad
      • Example- I hope the weather improves. Otherwise, we’ll have lớn cancel the picnic.
  • "Otherwise" as conjunction joins the two clauses-
    • used after an order or suggestion lớn show what the result will be if you vì thế not follow that order or suggestion.
      • Example- I'd better write it down, otherwise I'll forget it.
  • In the given sentence, there are no two clauses. After "period" (Full stop) "otherwise" has been used and later on comma has been used which gives the hint that it is an adverb, not a conjunction. If the comma has been used before "otherwise" then it would be a conjunction.

So the correct answer is Option 2.

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