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    Walk-along companion or other similar expression

    I would be grateful if a native speaker or the like would inform me of the following: is "a walk-along companion" proper English? The context is the following: what is meant is that an organization stands by and supports any of its members. If it is not proper English, it would be great if someone could suggest an alternative. Would it be better to use "an accompanying companion" - or is "accompanying" redundant in this case?

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    Last edited by Aesa; 11-Mar-2015 at 19:34.

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    Re: Walk-along companion or other similar expression

    It's not an expression I have heard in this, or any other, context. However, it's perfectly sound English. You're right about "accompanying" being redundant. Alternatively, you could refer to a "supportive organisation", a "supportive companion", a "caring companion" or a "reliable companion" - or even a "reliably supportive companion/organisation".
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: Walk-along companion or other similar expression

    Thank you very much for the suggestions!

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    Re: Walk-along companion or other similar expression

    You could also describe the organisation as working in solidarity with its members.

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