alongprepositionuk /əˈlɒŋ/ us /-ˈlɑːŋ/
along preposition (FROM ONE END TO ANOTHER)
along preposition (NEXT TO)
- Machine guns were mounted along the heights behind the town.
- She arranged her birthday cards along the shelf.
- She planted rose bushes along the length of the garden.
- Tall, luxuriant plants grew along the river bank.
- Thousands of troops have massed along the border in preparation for an invasion.
along preposition (AT A PARTICULAR PLACE)
alongadverbuk /əˈlɒŋ/ us /-ˈlɑːŋ/
along adverb (FORWARD)
along adverb (WITH YOU)
- Frank always took a couple of heavies along with him when he went collecting his debts.
- I don't think you'll persuade David to come along to tonight's meeting - he's not much of a joiner.
- He's welcome to come along, provided that he behaves himself.
- She brought along a couple of sulky looking kids who didn't say a word all evening.
- He brought along his wife, a vivacious blonde, some 20 years his junior.
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