(of two or more things) that may be used, had, done, etc., instead of another
different from what is usual or traditional
not based on or not accepting the established standards of ordinary society
sth that may be taken or chosen instead of one or more others
a chance to choose or decide between two or more possible things, courses or action etc.
"what option did I have?"
"there no other alternative"
"my only choice is to refuse"
"an alternative plan"
"alternative possibilities were neutrality or war"
"an alternative life style"
The alternative seemed to be either death, or to be permanently supported by other people, or a radical change in the economical arrangements.
出自： J. S. Mill
We have the alternative of coffee, tea, or (不用and) water.
The alternatives are coffee and (不用or) tea.
The alternative is tea.
We may drink either coffee or tea.
The boy and the girl come on alternate days.
The only alternative to going to see him is to write to him.