In this English lesson, Rachna tells you about the difference between the two common words we use daily- ‘along’ and ‘alongside’.
Along: means ‘in a line next to something’ or ‘together with’
- Example: There are 3 shops along the main street. (in line)
- Example: I saw four boats along the bank of the river. (in a line)
- Example: Don’t sit home alone. Come along with us. (together with. Use ‘along’ with verbs of motion)
- Example: They’re getting their bikes along, so we can ride to the market.
(use ‘along’ with verbs of motion to express ‘together with’)
Alongside: means ‘clos beside’, ‘next to’
- Example: The trees alongside the fence were damaged. (next to the fence)
- Example: Park your car alongside mine. (next to mine)
- Example: It’s difficult to cope with work pressure alongside my other issues. (together with)
- Example: The dog ran alongside me all the way. (together with)