UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ɔːlˈt3ːrnətɪv/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ɔlˈtɝnətɪv, æl-/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(ôl tûrnə tiv, al-)

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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. a [good, viable, reasonable] alternative (to)
  2. [this] could be a [good] alternative (to)
  3. are looking for a [good] alternative (to)
  4. That is a terrible alternative!
  5. an alternative to [traditional, conventional] [medicine, practices]
  6. could serve as an alternative (to)
  7. We have no other alternative!
  8. had no alternative [but to leave, other than accepting]
  9. Are there any other alternatives?
  10. There must be another alternative!
  11. can be used as an alternative (for, in)
  12. [came up with, suggested, put forward] an alternative
  13. is used as an alternative in [cooking, building]
  14. was never (even) considered as an alternative
  15. this could be a better alternative (than)
  16. Have you considered the alternatives?
  17. sounds like a [reasonable, feasible] alternative
  18. have the alternative of [driving, flying, taking the train]
  19. The alternative would be [driving].
  20. given the lack of alternatives
  1. take an alternative route to [work, school]
  2. is an alternative [version, edition] of
  3. [find, look for, turn to] alternative [means, forms, methods]
  4. alternative methods [to, of]
  5. [practice, turn to] alternative medicine
  6. alternative [treatments, therapies]
  7. listen to alternative [rock, music]
  8. is an alternative [newspaper, publication]
  9. [use, research, convert to] alternative energy sources
  10. [should, need to] take an alternative approach (to)
  11. choose an alternative [idea, solution, source]
  12. [published, released] under an alternative [name, title]
  13. [should, have to] provide an alternative option
  14. the alternative option is to
  15. Do you have an alternative plan?
  16. has an alternative lifestyle
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