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“Unless instructed to do so” vs “Unless instructed otherwise” preferred usage

I want to give a short but clear instruction like: 1. Please do NOT perform X unless instructed to do so. 2. Please do NOT perform X unless instructed otherwise. Which one would be a better option ...
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Clarification on usage of “unless…” sentence structure

So recently I stumbled across a pair of sentences in an exercise which made me question the usage of "unless" when it is used at the beginning of the sentence. In this post, I'd like to clarify which ...
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'Unless' in hypothetical constructions

I have been told that 'unless' can't be used in hypothetical clauses as follows: Unless Ann had studied hard, she would have failed the exam. My question is, why is using 'unless' in the ...
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When do we use subjunctive after “unless”?

In this sentence: The body will not be kept comfortable unless the air be maintained at a temperature higher than necessary. Why did the author use "be maintained"? When do we use subjunctive ...