Example sentences for: alternates

How can you use “alternates” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • During this attack phase, the ad alternates film of House Speaker Newt Gingrich with vaguely relevant footage (What's inside the rug--an American job or an illegal alien?)

  • The novel alternates Inman's story and Ada's story.

  • It includes comments like I'm a first-time (or virgin) caller, I really enjoy your program (which alternates with You really have a great program tonight) , and Thank you for taking my call . I have never fathomed the purpose of the first; the second is pure sycophancy; and the third is patently ludicrous, for if a presenter of a phone-in program refused calls it would not be a phone-in program.

  • The Fifth Element alternates between high solemnity and low buffoonery, without for a second finding the ideal middle ground.

  • For relaxation, the Italian Riviera east and west of Genoa alternates a rugged coastli ne with the occasional fine sandy beach.

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