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    come "along" next week

    At the end of Sunday worship, the pastor says to the congregation, "Please come along next Sunday."

    What does "along" mean here?

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    Re: come "along" next week

    It just makes the invitation sound more friendly. (Don't think of 'along' as a preposition; 'come along' is a phrasal verb. Asking 'What does along mean here?' is like asking 'What does up mean in cut up'

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