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along

preposition  /əˈlɔŋ/ us  

along preposition (BESIDE)

in the same direction as, or beside: We walked along the canal path. Along also means at a particular point or continuing to go on: My office is the third door along the hallway on the left.

along

adverb [not gradable]  /əˈlɔŋ/ us  

along adverb [not gradable] (FORWARD)

toward a direction or goal; forward: You wait ages for a bus, then three come along all at once. How far along are you with your homework?

along adverb [not gradable] (WITH OTHERS)

with the person or persons already mentioned: Why don’t you take him along?
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