1. altern- + -ate + -ly.
2. => one after the other, by turns.
3. Alternate means "by turns;" alternative means "offering a choice." Both imply two kinds or things.
- 1. He could alternately bully and charm people.
- 2. She became alternately angry and calm.
- 3. This movie is by turn ( = alternately ) terrifying and very funny.
- 4. We cleaned the classroom alternately.
- 5. The two methods can be used alternately.
[ alternately 造句 ]