Alternate vs. Alternative

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What is the difference in alternate and alternative?

Alternate vs. Alternative

Alternate (noun): substitute
(verb): to take turns

Alternative (noun): one of several things from which to choose.

   

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10/15/2011 6:31:38 PM
J said:

Alternate (noun): substitute
(verb): to take turns

For the benefit of foreign learners, are not these two senses pronounce differently?
ol-TUR-nut
OL-tur-nayt




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