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Allong vs. Along: Mastering the Correct Spelling

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"Allong" is an incorrect spelling; "Along" correctly refers to moving in a constant direction or being in company with.

Which is correct: Allong or Along

How to spell Along?

Allong is Incorrect

Along is Correct


Key Differences

Sing the song “Move Along” to reinforce the spelling.
"Allong" has an extra "l" which you don’t need to move along.
Visualize moving "alongside" something, which also has one "l".
Practice by writing: "Walking along the shore," several times.
Remember "along" like a long road, one "l" and one journey.

Correct usage of Along

She moved allong with the crowd.
She moved along with the crowd.
We sang allong to the music on the radio.
We sang along to the music on the radio.
The dog ran allong beside its owner.
The dog ran along beside its owner.
Can you come allong to the store?
Can you come along to the store?
Allong the road, we saw many beautiful flowers.
Along the road, we saw many beautiful flowers.

Along Definitions

Over the length or extent of.
Stars were scattered along the sky.
In company; together with.
She brought her friend along.
In accordance with; in line with.
Everything went along our plan.
As a companion or associate.
Will you come along with us?
Over the length of
Walked along the path.
On a line or course parallel and close to; continuously beside
Rowed along the shore.
The trees along the avenue.
In accordance with
The committee split along party lines over the issue.
Forward; onward
We drove along, admiring the view. Farther along, we passed a hitchhiker.
As company
Bring your friend along.
In accompaniment or association; together
Packed an atlas along with other books. See Usage Note at together.
With one; at hand
Luckily, I had my camera along. Our guests should be along soon.
(Informal) Advanced to some degree
My father is getting along in years.
By the length of; in a line with the length of; lengthwise next to.
In a line with, with a progressive motion on; onward on; forward on.
In company; together.
John played the piano and everyone sang along.
Onward, forward, with progressive action.
Don't stop here. Just move along.
By the length; in a line with the length; lengthwise.
Some laid along . . . on spokes of wheels are hung.
In a line, or with a progressive motion; onward; forward.
We will go along by the king's highway.
He struck with his o'ertaking wings,And chased us south along.
By the length of, as distinguished from across.
The kine . . . went along the highway.
Now heard only in the prep. phrase along of.
With a forward motion;
We drove along admiring the view
The horse trotted along at a steady pace
The circus traveled on to the next city
Move along
March on
In accompaniment or as a companion;
His little sister came along to the movies
I brought my camera along
Working along with his father
To a more advanced state;
The work is moving along
Well along in their research
Hurrying their education along
Getting along in years
In addition (usually followed by `with');
We sent them food and some clothing went along in the package
Along with the package came a bill
Consider the advantages along with the disadvantages
In line with a length or direction (often followed by `by' or `beside');
Pass the word along
Ran along beside me
Cottages along by the river
Moving in a constant direction on (a path or any more or less horizontal surface).
I walked along the beach.

Along Sentences

We walked along the beach at sunset.
He skated along the icy pond smoothly.
The river flows along the edge of the town.
They jogged along the park path early in the morning.
Fishermen sailed along the coast searching for the perfect spot.
She read along silently as her teacher spoke.
Clouds drifted along the sky lazily.
The train chugged along through the countryside.
Kids raced along the sidewalk on their bikes.
The fence ran along the border of the property.
Leaves floated along the surface of the stream.
Birds flew along the coastline looking for food.
Artwork was displayed along the hallway of the school.
The cat strolled along the windowsill, curious about the outside world.
Stars twinkled along the night sky, creating a breathtaking view.
Cars lined up along the street for the parade.
Vines grew along the old stone wall.
People lined up along the counter to order their food.
He traced his finger along the map to show their route.
She brushed her hand along the fabric, feeling its texture.

Along Idioms & Phrases

All along

From the beginning; throughout the time.
She knew all along that the project would be a success.

Sing along

To join in singing.
Everyone loves to sing along when their favorite song comes on the radio.

Read along

To read at the same time as listening or as part of a group.
The children enjoyed the read-along session at the library.

Move along

To proceed or make progress.
The officer asked the crowd to move along and clear the area.

Go along to get along

To conform in order to maintain harmony and avoid conflict.
He decided to go along to get along at work, even if he didn't agree with everything.

Tag along

To accompany someone, often without being officially included.
His little brother wanted to tag along to the movies.

Come along

To accompany someone or to make progress.
She was surprised at how quickly the new recruits were coming along.

Play along

To pretend to agree or to participate in something insincerely.
She decided to play along with the joke to avoid conflict.

Get along

To have a harmonious or friendly relationship.
It's important for team members to get along with each other.

Run along

Often used to tell someone, particularly a child, to go away or leave.
The kids were told to run along and play outside.

String along

To deceive someone by letting them believe something that's not true.
He felt strung along when he found out the truth.

Walk along

To walk in a particular direction or area.
They enjoyed their evening walk along the riverbank.

Jog along

To jog in a steady, relaxed manner.
She likes to jog along the beach to clear her mind.

Ride along

To accompany someone in a vehicle, typically for learning or observation.
The new recruit went on a ride-along with the senior officer.

Line along

To form a line along a particular place.
Fans lined along the streets to see the parade.

Sail along

To move smoothly and quickly, like a ship at sea.
The project was sailing along until they hit a major obstacle.

Race along

To move quickly along a path or course.
The cars raced along the track, each trying to outdo the others.

Drag along

To bring someone somewhere they don't want to go.
He didn't want to go to the museum but was dragged along by his family.

Skate along

To skate in a continuous line or path.
The kids loved to skate along the frozen pond in the winter.

Grow along

To grow in a specific area or direction.
The plants grew along the fence, covering it completely.


Why is it called Along?

Derived from Old English "andlang," meaning "entire."

What is the pronunciation of Along?


Which vowel is used before Along?

Generally "a" as in "a long journey."

What is the root word of Along?

Derived from Old English "andlang."

What is the plural form of Along?

"Along" does not have a plural form.

Which conjunction is used with Along?

Context-dependent; there isn't a specific conjunction only for "along."

Which preposition is used with Along?

"Along" is itself often used as a preposition.

Is Along a negative or positive word?


What is the singular form of Along?

"Along" does not have singular or plural forms.

Which article is used with Along?

"The" can be used, as in "the way along."

What is the verb form of Along?

"Along" doesn't have a verb form.

Is Along an abstract noun?


Is Along a vowel or consonant?

"Along" is a word, not a single letter.

Is the Along term a metaphor?

Not in itself, but can be used metaphorically.

What part of speech is Along?

Preposition or adverb.

What is the first form of Along?

"Along" doesn't have verb forms.

Is Along a countable noun?

"Along" is not a noun.

Is the word Along imperative?


What is a stressed syllable in Along?

The second syllable "long."

What is the opposite of Along?


What is the third form of Along?

"Along" doesn't have verb forms.

Which determiner is used with Along?

Determiners like "this" or "that" can precede nouns used with "along," e.g., "this path along the coast."

How is Along used in a sentence?

"We walked along the riverbank until sunset."

Is Along an adverb?


Is Along a collective noun?


Is Along a noun or adjective?

Neither. "Along" is primarily a preposition or adverb.

How many syllables are in Along?

Two syllables.

How do we divide Along into syllables?


What is another term for Along?


What is the second form of Along?

"Along" doesn't have verb forms.
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