English grammar

Module 15, Troublesome Words 2, Lesson 19:

Alternate vs. Alternative

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English grammar
Prompt:
"Alternate" (as a verb) means to follow one another by turns. Example: Please alternate the colored pages.
"Alternate" (as a noun) means a substitute or second for another person. Example: I am the alternate committee member.
"Alternative" means a choice between two things. Example: We have only two alternatives.

Practice What You've Learned

English grammar
Directions:
Click to select the correct verb usage in the following sentences.
1.
If I have a choice, I have an (alternate) (alternative).
2.
Will you be my (alternate) (alternative) on the committee?
3.
Please (alternate) (alternative) playing the slow and fast songs.
4.
My (alternate) (alternative) to dishonor is death.
5.
The judge said that the (alternate) (alternative) to jail was a fine.
6.
Bruce (alternates) (alternative) between staying at his apartment and his parents' home.
7.
When I say that you are to take turns, I am saying that you must (alternate) (alternative).
8.
Who is your (alternate) (alternative) at work?
9.
We can say that day (alternates) (alternative) with night.
10.
I have no (alternate) (alternative) but to resign.
11.
This new plan is our only (alternate) (alternative) to the one that has already failed.
12.
When Jack acts as a substitute or second for Jill, we say that Jack is Jill's (alternate) (alternative).
13.
When we follow one another by turns, we (alternate) (alternative) our turns.
14.
What is your remaining (alternate) (alternative)?
15.
Having another option means I have an (alternate) (alternative).
16.
An electric current that changes back and forth from positive to negative is called an (alternating) (alternative) current.
17.
If I have no other choice, I have no other (alternate) (alternative).
18.
Since you give me no (alternate) (alternative), I accept.
19.
(Alternate) (Alternative) your sentences to create interest.
20.
Will you be my (alternate) (alternative) for the team?
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