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    (all) along of

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?

    “No, not I,” said Silver.
    “Flint was captain, I was quartermaster along of my timber leg.”

    “I never had such luck, really,” exclaimed coquettish Miss Price after another hand or two.
    “It’s all along of you, Mr. Nickleby, I think.” (Ch. Dickens, “Nicholas Nickleby”)

    (all) along of = for the sake of, because of, thanks to, due to

    Thank you for your efforts.



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    Re: (all) along of

    Yes, though I'd take for the sake of out of the list.


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