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Alternately vs Alternatively

Alternately/adverb/ (পর্যায়ক্রমিক):

কোনোকিছু একটার পর আরেকটা অথবা ক্রমানুসারে বোঝালে alternately বসে।

Alternately means one after another or consecutively. It does not mean ‘in exchange/change of anything.’ 


  • I am alternately down and depressed.
  • He alternately let her sleep and then locked her in the bedroom.
  • Laura stepped back and was alternately gazing at Toni and Jessi.
  • The scenes are alternately played as comedy and tragedy.
  • Their roles gradually reverse, and the family members alternately turn to and on each other.
  • I love both rice and fast-food; I eat them alternately.


Alternatively/adverb/ (বিকল্পরূপে):

একটির পরিবর্তে অন্য একটি বেছে নেওয়া বোঝাতে alternatively ব্যবহৃত হয়

Alternatively is defined as having or choosing another option.


  • You could go by air, or alternatively, you could go by car. (Alternately নয়)
  • He wants to go to Sylhet. Alternatively, we decided to go to Bandarban.
  • Alternatively, we might consider that we start with the first method.
  • I love rice, but alternatively, I have to eat fast-food.
  • I was selected for the post of the assistant director, but alternatively, they offered me the post of assistant manager.
  • We wanted to organize a cricket match, but it started to rain. Alternatively, we had to organize a football match.


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