Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: noun, adjective

Definitions: (noun) An alternative is something else that you can choose. (adjective) An alternative approach, way, source, etc. is not the usual one.

Examples: (noun) If you can’t afford a concert ticket, the alternative is to buy the band’s new live album. (noun) The city’s shelter for the homeless offers a new alternative to sleeping on the streets. (adjective) An alternative method of fishing includes using a speaker underwater. (adjective) It’s important to have some alternative transportation options in case the car breaks down.

Synonyms: adjectives: other, alternate, substitute. nouns: (other) option.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 3 B

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