Re: alt text
- From: "Jonathan N. Little" <lws4art@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2008 22:16:59 -0400
On Wed, 2 Apr 2008 11:34:43 +0100, Toby A Inkster wrote:dorayme wrote:
It is an American thing, I understand, that "alternate" can be used asIndeed. Outside the US, alternate means, as a verb "to switch between alternatives" and as an adjective it roughly means "every second" (by "second", I mean the ordinal of two, not the unit of time).
an alternative to "alternative"
verb e.g.: I like to alternate between ham sandwiches and cheese sandwiches for lunch.
noun e.g.: I have ham and cheese in my sandwiches on alternate lunches.
*That* is an adjective.
Correct, noun e.g.: If John cannot make it then Sam will be the alternate.
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