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Do the words "otherwise" and "or" mean the same in the following context?

Are they both correct?

Here is the examples:

  • John, you should follow the instructions that teacher said, or/otherwise you will not be able to complete the project.
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    both will do, or else is also possible Jul 30 '18 at 17:38
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John, you should follow the instructions that teacher said, otherwise you will not be able to complete the project.

Use otherwise, because the second phrase makes a conclusion or resulting action, rather than a choice or alternative for which or would be better.

otherwise:

  1. adverb
    You use otherwise after stating a situation or fact, in order to say what the result or consequence would be if this situation or fact was not the case.

However, or is commonly used in this kind of phrase in everyday speech, so you can't really say it is wrong.

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