Words that Confuse Us at WarehouseTWO
: as an adjective, it means "every other"; as a verb, it means "to occur between two possible circumstances repeatedly".
: as an adjective, it means "available as another possibility"; as a noun, it means "one of multiple possibilities".
We included this pair because it is a common mistake to say "alternate" when used as an adjective, when "alternative" is the better choice. Read more.