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along
American English: /əˈlɔŋ/
, /əˈlɑŋ/
British English: /əˈlɒŋ/

adverb

  • 1 1.1 (forward) See examples: the restaurant is a bit further along on the right
    el restaurante está un poco más adelante, a mano derecha
    I was walking along, minding my own business, when …
    iba caminando tranquilamente, cuando …
    I was carried along by the crowd
    la multitud me arrastró (hacia adelante)
    see alsocome along get along move along
    Example sentences
    • The oxen continued to plod along the dusty prairie.
    • Instead we found ourselves trundling everywhere in a clapped-out truck along roads with challenging surfaces.
    • Further on, ignore some steps to the left and continue along the top of the gorge.
    1.2 (with one) See examples: why don't you come along?
    ¿por qué no vienes conmigo/con nosotros?
    ¿por qué no me/nos acompañas?
    she brought her brother along
    trajo a su hermano
    vino con su hermano
    take an umbrella along
    llévate un paraguas
    see alsosing along
    Example sentences
    • At school and after Eric was a great sprinter and he brought along his old vest from his days with the Town Athletic Club.
    • So if you plan to take your pet along for the trip this summer, here’s what you should keep in mind before heading out.
    • Naturally she went along to see who it was, and it turned out to be a cousin of mine.
  • 2 (in phrases) 2.1along with 2.2along about (American English) [colloquial]it happened along about five o'clock
    ocurrió a eso de or como a las cinco

preposition

  • we walked along the shore
    caminamos por la playa
    there were beacons all along the coastline
    había balizas a lo largo de toda la costa
    cut along the dotted line
    corte por la línea de puntos
    she ran her finger along the surface
    pasó el dedo por la superficie
    the church is a bit further along the road
    la iglesia queda un poco más adelante
    we stopped at several places along the way
    paramos en varios lugares en or por el camino

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