“Along” to express direction, position

Along is a preposition and has more than one meaning.

Along to express direction

We use along to show movement in a line next to things which are long and narrow; these include

  • rivers
  • roads
  • corridors.

Here are some examples:

  • We drove along the road.
  • We walked along the riverbank.

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Along to express position

We also use along to express position. The definition is ‘in a line, next to something’.

Again, this means next to things which are long, such as roads, rivers, etc.

  • There were many watchtowers along the Great Wall of China.
  • There are willows and other trees along the river.
There are willows and other trees along the river.

There are willows and other trees along the river.

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