Re: alt text

Allodoxaphobia wrote:
On Fri, 11 Apr 2008 22:16:59 -0400, Jonathan N. Little wrote:
Allodoxaphobia wrote:
On Wed, 2 Apr 2008 11:34:43 +0100, Toby A Inkster wrote:

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.

I believe that is still an adjective.

"Sam will be the alternate juror." "Sam will be the alternate." --
where, "juror" is the _implied_ object of the sentence and
"alternate" is the modifier.

Yes it could be, but also one can be an alternate (noun) Dictionaries list that it can indeed be a noun:
alternate - Definitions from

Take care,


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