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alternate between

To switch between two different people or things. We are going to alternate between the lead and the understudy at today's rehearsal. The air conditioner alternates between settings, so I don't think it will get too cold in here.
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alternate with

1. To share a role or task with another person. Because we're co-hosting the talent show together, we're planning to alternate with jokes and introductions.
2. To appear repetitively with something else. That pattern is visually overwhelming; it's just a constant line of circles alternating with squares.
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alternate between (someone and someone else)

 and alternate between something and something else
to choose or change between two persons or things alternately. The job will alternate between Gil and Ed. The maid will alternate between the first floor and the second floor.
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alternate with something

1. [for someone] to serve as a substitute for someone. I alternated with Fred as the lead in the school play. They asked Harry to alternate with Ron on the team.
2. [for something] to appear repetitively and regularly in a sequence with something else. (For instance, A alternates with B in the sequence ABABAB.) In this design the straight lines alternate with the circles. The red dots alternate with the blue ones.
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Despite decades of promoting equity in human rights through legislation, the 95 percent gap in alternate format accessibility for people who cannot use print is still hard to bridge.
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First alternate James Driscoll got in earlier as a replacement for Mark Hensby, who withdrew Tuesday.
When IDEA 1997 required the use of alternate assessments, only one state, Kentucky, had widespread implementation of this process.
The winning alternate diet specifically emphasized whole grains over refined carbohydrates in the "bread, cereal, rice and pasta" group, and distinguished bad fats such as the so-called trans fats (hydrogenated fats often found in baked goods) from good ones, including peanut, soy and olive oils.
Her alternate, Pavlenko, was inconsistently brilliant.
What if the estate could file the federal estate tax return (the "return") using the date-of-death values and, at the same time, elect to use the alternate valuation only if it becomes available to the estate?
If an active disk object becomes unavailable due to a path failure, APS automatically switches to the Secondary Disk Object that represents an alternate data path through the SAN to the LUN in the storage array (Fig 4).
The return was filed in January 1996; the executor used alternate valuation.
Questions should be open-ended, asking for alternate possibilities and perspectives.
Further, many commercial owners realized additional savings of approximately 5 percent by purchasing power from an alternate provider.
WASHINGTON -- Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) President Tom Schatz today sent a letter to all members of the House of Representatives and the Senate urging them to eliminate the $560 million in pork-barrel earmarks for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) alternate engine.
A Bid package was released that included a base bid for the relocation portion of the project and an alternate bid for the line extension portion.
com over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the third paragraph, second sentence, should read: "If available, alternate recommendations will also appear, showing how to save even more money by traveling to alternate airports or on alternate dates," instead of: "If available, alternate recommendations will automatically appear alongside Hotwire's lowest available price for their exact flight request, showing how to save even more money by traveling to alternate airports or on alternate dates," as originally issued inadvertently.
This is a collection of 13 tales of alternate histories that place well-known as well as little-known military leaders in new and unusual scenarios.