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Along vs. Together

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Alongpreposition

By the length of; in a line with the length of; lengthwise next to.

Togetheradverb

At the same time, in the same place; in close association or proximity.

‘We went to school together.’;

Alongpreposition

In a line with, with a progressive motion on; onward on; forward on.

Togetheradverb

Into one place; into a single thing; combined.

‘He put all the parts together.’;

Alongadverb

In company; together.

‘John played the piano and everyone sang along.’;

Togetheradverb

In a relationship or partnership, for example a business relationship or a romantic partnership.

‘Bob and Andy went into business together.’; ‘Jenny and Mark have been together since they went on holiday to Mexico.’;

Alongadverb

Onward, forward, with progressive action.

‘Don't stop here. Just move along.’;

Togetheradverb

Without intermission or interruption; continuously; uninterruptedly.

Alongadverb

By the length; in a line with the length; lengthwise.

‘Some laid along . . . on spokes of wheels are hung.’;

Togetheradjective

(colloquial) Coherent; well organized.

‘He's really together.’;

Alongadverb

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.’;

Togetheradverb

In company or association with respect to place or time; as, to live together in one house; to live together in the same age; they walked together to the town.

‘Soldiers can never stand idle long together.’;

Alongadverb

In company; together.

‘He to England shall along with you.’;

Togetheradverb

In or into union; into junction; as, to sew, knit, or fasten two things together; to mix things together.

‘The king joined humanity and policy together.’;

Alongpreposition

By the length of, as distinguished from across.

‘The kine . . . went along the highway.’;

Togetheradverb

In concert; with mutual coöperation; as, the allies made war upon France together.

‘Take the bad together with the good.’;

Along

Now heard only in the prep. phrase along of.

Togetheradjective

mentally and emotionally stable;

‘she's really together’;

Alongadverb

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’;

Togetheradverb

in conjunction with; combined;

‘Our salaries put together couldn't pay for the damage’; ‘we couldn`t pay for the damages with all out salaries put together’;

Alongadverb

in accompaniment or as a companion;

‘his little sister came along to the movies’; ‘I brought my camera along’; ‘working along with his father’;

Togetheradverb

in contact with each other;

‘the leaves stuck together’;

Alongadverb

to a more advanced state;

‘the work is moving along’; ‘well along in their research’; ‘hurrying their education along’; ‘getting along in years’;

Togetheradverb

assembled in one place;

‘we were gathered together’;

Alongadverb

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’;

Togetheradverb

in each other's company;

‘we went to the movies together’; ‘the family that prays together stays together’;

Alongadverb

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’;

Togetheradverb

at the same time;

‘we graduated together’;

Togetheradverb

with cooperation and interchange;

‘we worked together on the project’;

Togetheradverb

with a common plan;

‘act in concert’;

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