English grammar questions, answered by Alan
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Is the use of "otherwise" as an adjective correct in the following sentence :
"Only parents are allowed in, otherwise, the gate remains locked."
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'Otherwise' is an adverb, not an adjective, but your sentence is fine as long as you change the comma before it into a semi-colon (since 'otherwise' does not function as a clause-connector).