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adverb, preposition British English pronunciation: along /əˈlɒŋ/
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 forwards on a line, road, path etc towards one end of it

      Mrs Barnes was hurrying along the path towards us.

      We walked along in silence.

  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 shops along Oxford Street 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.

      There's going to be a public meeting, so I think I'll go along and see what's happening.

      Just wait here. The doctor should be along (=should arrive) in a few minutes.

    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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