2016年7月17日 星期日

the/sb's point, or (or and) otherwise

A Harvard study made a startling discovery: black suspects appear less likely to be shot by the police than non-black ones, fatally or otherwise. 2016

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or (or and) otherwise

Indicating the opposite of or a contrast to something stated:we don’t want a president, elected or otherwise
More example sentences
  • Possession or otherwise of an ID card would make not the slightest difference.
  • I haven't seen either show yet, so I will not comment on their respective merits or otherwise.
  • I am yet to meet a man, in a partnership or otherwise, who doesn't exert total domination of this device.

point (IDEA EXPRESSED)
noun
1 [C] an idea, opinion or piece of information that is said or written:
I'd like to discuss the first point in your essay.
You made some interesting points in your speech.

2 the/sb's point the meaning or most important part of what someone says or writes:
The point is, if you don't claim the money now you might never get it.
I think you missed (= did not understand) the point of what she was saying.
I take your point/Point taken (= I understand that what you are saying is important).
Please get to the point (= say the thing that is most important to you).
He hasn't got much money, but that's not the point (= that is not the important thing).

3 [S] an opinion or fact that deserves to be considered seriously, or which other people agree is true:
Yes, I can see your point/you've got a point there.
OK, you've made your point (= told us your opinion) - there's no need to go on about it.

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