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along

preposition uk   /əˈlɒŋ/  us   /-ˈlɑːŋ/

along preposition (FROM ONE END TO ANOTHER)

A2 from one part of a road, river, etc. to another: a romantic walk along the beach/river
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along preposition (NEXT TO)

B1 in a line next to something long: a row of houses along the river Cars were parked all along the road.
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along preposition (AT A PARTICULAR PLACE)

B2 at a particular place on a road, river, etc.: Somewhere along this road there's a garage.

along

adverb uk   /əˈlɒŋ/  us   /-ˈlɑːŋ/

along adverb (FORWARD)

B1 moving forward: We were just walking along, chatting.
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along adverb (WITH YOU)

B1 with you: Why don't you take him along with you when you go? I'll bring some food along and we can have a picnic.along with sb/sth B2 in addition to someone or something else: California, along with Florida and Hawaii, is among the most popular US tourist destinations.
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