What is the difference between Alternate and Alternative?




What is the difference between Alternate and Alternative? :


Alternate : (adjective)

(
1 ) Happening or following one after the other

This is a pattern of alternate circles and squares.

He passed through alternate triumph and despairs.



(
2 ) Every second (2nd)

I meet his on alternate days.

This college remains open on all alternate days.


Alternative : (adjective)

(
1 ) Available in place of something else – other

He found alternative means of transport.

The alternative book to study for the examinations is New Approach Learner’s Grammar.











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