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    along/on

    Today, I encountered this sentence when I was studying.
    1. His office is along the road.

    I thought it should be "on the road", but maybe it conveys a sense which is otherwise. Could you tell me what it is?

    Another question is that I often hear people saying "I am married with 3 children.", but actually I don't understand its meaning.

    Could you tell me what its meaning is?

    Thank you very much indeed.
    Have a nice day.

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    Re: along/on

    Quote Originally Posted by panicmonger View Post
    Today, I encountered this sentence when I was studying.
    1. His office is along the road.

    I thought it should be "on the road", but maybe it conveys a sense which is otherwise. Could you tell me what it is?

    Another question is that I often hear people saying "I am married with 3 children.", but actually I don't understand its meaning.

    Could you tell me what its meaning is?

    Thank you very much indeed.
    Have a nice day.
    If your office is at N23 High Street and his office is at N33 High Street, his office is along the road from yours.
    "I am married with 3 children."
    It's a shorter way of saying "I am married and I have three children".

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