alternatively or alternately ?

Dr.Appalayya

Senior Member
India;Telugu
I am making a list of 14 students comprising 7 boys and as many girls. But to give chance to both sexes, the list should be written in such a way that boys and girls occur alternatively( alternately) on the list.

What is such arrangement called? Can I say like...

The boys and girls should be listed alternately.
Boys should occur alternately on the list.
 
  • Dimcl

    Senior Member
    Canadian English
    I am making a list of 14 students comprising 7 boys and as many girls. But to give chance to both sexes, the list should be written in such a way that boys and girls occur alternatively( alternately) on the list.

    What is such arrangement called? Can I say like...

    The boys and girls' names should be listed alternately.
    Boys' names should occur alternately on the list.
    Either (as amended) would be fine.
     
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