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Advance token to the nearest Railroad and pay owner twice the rental to which he/she {he} is otherwise entitled. If Railroad is unowned, you may buy it from the Bank

General meaning is 'pay owner twice the rental amount which he/she is entitled to ' But what is the meaning of otherwise in here and will anything significant happen if we remove it ? Thank you for answering!

  • This looks like a sentence drawn without any context from a lease agreement. I am guessing that it comes from a section of such an agreement dealing with breach or cure or both. Presumably there was an earlier sentence specifying certain conditions, and this sentence covers all other conditions. Question as posed is terrible and should be closed unless it is edited to provide context. – Jeff Morrow May 27 '18 at 14:52
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    Advance token to the nearest Railroad and pay owner twice the rental to which he/she {he} is otherwise entitled. If Railroad is unowned, you may buy it from the Bank. I've seen this in a board game called Monopoly – Abbas May 27 '18 at 15:06
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    Yes, it's Monopoly or some knock-off of it. The owner must be paid $50.00. Otherwise, he is entitled to $25.00. Otherwise here means: if you were not paying him double. – Lambie May 27 '18 at 16:30
  • This payment is made under the special circumstances of your having drawn a card from the deck. otherwise refers to the rental due when landing on that railroad tile as part of a normal roll of the dice, that is, not under these special circumstances. – Tᴚoɯɐuo May 27 '18 at 17:09
  • Otherwise means what it usually means, which any dictionary will tell you. – StoneyB on hiatus May 27 '18 at 17:31
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It means that under normal circumstances there is some defined rent you must pay if your token lands on a railroad square, but if you must go to a railroad square under the circumstances indicated, you must pay double rent.

  • It's totaly right but , what is the meaning of otherwisein here? – Abbas May 27 '18 at 16:24
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    I though I explained that in my previous comment. It means in any circumstances other than those currently being discussed. – Jeff Morrow May 27 '18 at 16:29

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