Need help with the structure of a sentence

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Need help with the structure of a sentence

Post by Niddelaj » Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:31 pm

I have a pretty simple sentence, that I just can't seem to agree with my friends about.
I'm not a native english speaker so mistakes can be present. The first sentence is what I've written and the second is what my friends argue is correct.

The colour should be blue, where otherwise not specified.

or

The colour should be blue, where not otherwise specified.

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Re: Need help with the structure of a sentence

Post by Alan » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:43 am

I'm afraid that your friends are right!
A more natural expression, however, is 'unless otherwise specified'.

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