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adverb, preposition along pronunciation in American English /əˈlɔŋ/
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Along can be used in the following ways:
as a preposition (followed by a noun): Go along South Street and turn left.
as an adverb (without a following noun): Can I bring the children along?
  1. 1
    moving on or beside a line
    1. a.
      moving forward on a line, road, path, etc. toward one end of it

      Mrs. Klein was hurrying along the path toward us.

      We walked along in silence.

    2. b.
      moving from one place to another while staying near the side or edge of something

      They were sailing along the southern coast of Australia.

  2. 2
    used for showing where someone or something is
    1. a.
      continuing in a line on or beside a road, river, wall, etc.

      The stores along 5th Avenue were brightly lit for Christmas.

      a line of trees along the river bank

    2. b.
      at a place on or beside a road, river, etc.

      The sound of gunfire was coming from somewhere along the road.

  3. 3
    coming here or going there
    1. a.
      coming to the place where someone is, or going to the place where something is happening

      Finally a taxi came along, and we jumped in.

    2. b.
      used for saying that you take someone or something with you when you go somewhere

      Do you mind if I come along too?

      Bring the whole family along.

      Be sure to take your notes along with you.

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