a thing that you can choose to do or have out of two or more possibilities
You can be paid in cash weekly or by cheque monthly; those are the two alternatives.
We had no alternative but to fire Gibson.
There is a vegetarian alternative on the menu every day.
that can be used instead of sth else
an alternative method of doing sth
Do you have an alternative solution?
different from the usual or traditional way in which sth is done
非传统喜剧 / 生活方式 / 价值观
alternative energy (= electricity or power that is produced using the energy from the sun, wind, water, etc.)
These are all words for sth that you choose to do in a particular situation.
something that you can choose to have or do; the freedom to choose what you do
As I see it, we have two options…
Students have the option of studying abroad in their second year.
Option is also the word used in computing for one of the choices you can make when using a computer program.
Choose the ‘Cut’ option from the Edit menu.
the freedom to choose what you do; something that you can choose to have or do
If I had the choice, I would stop working tomorrow.
There is a wide range of choices open to you.
something that you can choose to have or do out of two or more possibilities
You can be paid in cash weekly or by cheque monthly: those are the two alternatives.
option, choice or alternative?
Choice is slightly less formal than option and alternative is slightly more formal. Choice is most often used for ‘the freedom to choose’, although you can sometimes also use option (but not usually alternative ).
If I had the choice/option, I would…
parental choice in education
Things that you can choose are options , choices or alternatives . However, alternative is more frequently used to talk about choosing between two things rather than several.
one of the different things that you can do in a particular situation
We need to explore a wide range of possibilities.
The possibilities are endless.
Possibility can be used in a similar way to option , choice and alternative , but the emphasis here is less on the need to make a choice, and more on what is available.