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    all along

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me your opinion concerning the interpretations of the expression in bald in the following sentences?

    You’ve been very nice to me all along., Mr. Cowperwood, and I appreciate it. (Th. Dreiser, “The Financier” )

    I knew all along that the flats must be full of inconveniencies and insufficiencies. (J. Lindsay, “A Local Habitation”)

    I have opposed commercial television all along.

    Miss Boland is the daughter of a close friend. Thus, all along, he regarded her as his own responsibility. (A. Cronin)

    all along = from the very first, from the very begin*ning (it implies 'over a period of time' or 'during that period'), always, ever

    Thanks for your efforts.



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    Re: all along

    Vil, I think you've known the answer all along.


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