Meaning of ALTERNATIVE in English

ALTERNATIVE

I.

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ attractive , effective , good , radical

▪ acceptable , reasonable , suitable

▪ available , credible , practical , real , realistic , serious , viable

Is there a viable ~ to prison?

▪ clear , obvious

▪ cheap , healthy , interesting , safe

a healthier ~ to fried chicken

VERB + ALTERNATIVE

▪ have

We have two ~s.

▪ offer , provide

His idea seemed to offer a possible ~.

▪ develop , find , seek

We'll have to find an ~.

They are seeking ~s to fossil fuels.

▪ consider , discuss , explore

▪ present , propose , suggest

ALTERNATIVE + VERB

▪ be available , exist

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ for

There is no ~ for those with no car of their own.

▪ ~ to

Is there an ~ to surgery for this complaint?

PHRASES

▪ have little ~ (but to) , have no ~ (but to)

She had no ~ but to do as he said.

▪ leave sb with no ~ (but to)

He was left with no ~ but to hobble to the nearest hospital.

II.

adj.

Alternative is used with these nouns: ↑ approach , ↑ arrangement , ↑ comedian , ↑ comedy , ↑ conception , ↑ definition , ↑ ending , ↑ energy , ↑ explanation , ↑ fuel , ↑ hypothesis , ↑ idea , ↑ interpretation , ↑ lifestyle , ↑ means , ↑ mechanism , ↑ medicine , ↑ method , ↑ model , ↑ music , ↑ perspective , ↑ point of view , ↑ premises , ↑ procedure , ↑ pronunciation , ↑ religion , ↑ remedy , ↑ rock , ↑ route , ↑ scenario , ↑ solution , ↑ source , ↑ spelling , ↑ strategy , ↑ suggestion , ↑ technique , ↑ technology , ↑ theory , ↑ therapy , ↑ treatment , ↑ type , ↑ universe , ↑ venue , ↑ view , ↑ viewpoint , ↑ vision , ↑ way , ↑ world

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