along · preposition /əˈlɑŋ/Full view
A2 from one part of a road, river, etc. to another
Dictionary example:

a romantic walk along the beach/river

Learner example:

Last night, we walked along the Thames. (Key English Test; A2; French)

along (NEXT TO)
B1 in a line next to or beside something long
Dictionary examples:

a row of houses along the river

Cars were parked all along the road.

Learner example:

[T]he Norwich river is wonderful and I enjoyed myself seeing all [the] white houses with their gardens along it. (Preliminary English Test; B1; Italian)

along the lines of sth
C2 based on and similar to something
Dictionary example:

He gave a talk along the lines of the one he gave in Oxford.

Learner example:

Imagine one is encouraged by friends and institutions for their 'different' artistic or other activities, even if their works are not along the lines of 'acceptable' norms and tradition. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Turkish)

along · adverb /əˈlɑŋ/
along (FORWARD)
B1 moving forward
Dictionary example:

We were just walking along, chatting.

along (WITH YOU)
B1 with you
Dictionary examples:

Why don't you take him along with you when you go?

I'll bring some food along and we can have a picnic.

Learner example:

My boyfriend came along with me. (Preliminary English Test; B1; Spanish)

B2 at a particular place on a road, river, etc.
Dictionary example:

Somewhere along this road there's a garage.

Learner example:

She told me [that] along the road there are several places to visit, like a castle which is open [to the] public. (First Certificate in English; B2; Dutch)

all along
B2 from the beginning of a period of time
Dictionary example:

I knew all along that it was a mistake.

Learner example:

In the future the key word for fashion will be comfort as this is basically what everyone has been wanting all along. (First Certificate in English; B2; Danish)

along with sb/sth
B2 in addition to someone or something else
Dictionary example:

Now we’ve got hospital bills along with our usual expenses.

Learner example:

However, along with the good times, there also came the bad, terrible, awful ones. (First Certificate in English; B2; Portuguese)

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