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along = near the side

 1. There’s a beautiful building along the river.

(note: You could also say, “by the river,” “on the river,” “beside the river,” or “alongside the river.” The best choice here, in my opinion is “along the river.”)


 2. These trees are lined up along the road.

 3. The sign along the highway tells drivers the name of the highway and the distance to the next couple of towns.

 4. They enjoy walking along the beach.

 5. They enjoy walking along the river.
 6. They get along with each other very well.*
 7. He went for a walk in the woods and did some bird watching along the way.

 * The word “along” is added to many different verbs to make a verb phrase: “get along,” “take along,” and “bring along” are a few examples:

  • He gets along with his coworkers. (get along = have a good relationship.
  • You should take an umbrella along with you. It might rain. (take along = carry something)
  • She brought her little brother along to the party. (bring along = accompany; take something or someone with–this is very similar to “take along.”)
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