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    #1

    Thank you for coming along / Thank you for coming

    Do the following sentences have the same meaning? What is the difference between them in terms of their usage? Can they be used in the same situations? What extra meaning does the word 'along' add?

    Thank you for coming along / Thank you for coming.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #2

    Re: Thank you for coming along / Thank you for coming

    There's no difference.

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    #3

    Re: Thank you for coming along / Thank you for coming

    I would not use 'along' unless the person addressed were accompanying me somewhere.

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    Re: Thank you for coming along / Thank you for coming

    Quote Originally Posted by englishhobby View Post
    Thank you for coming along / Thank you for coming.
    "Coming along" - You went with the speaker. "Coming" - you went to the speaker.

    I have heard people use "coming along" incorrectly. Possibly becoming common usage.

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