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    together with/along with/with

    along with

    : in addition to (something or someone)

    A plane carrying heavy radar equipment along with full fuel tanks.

    : together with (something or someone)

    A bill came along with the merchandise.
    All my cousins were there along with my aunts and uncles.
    He worked along with several colleagues to finish on time.

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    together with

    : in addition to (someone or something)

    Together with myself and my husband, four people will be attending.
    The comment, together with [=along with] her expression, suggested that she was very upset.
    The fingerprint together with the other evidence was enough to prove that he was there.

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    Can I say "
    along" and "together" in the above sentences are used for emphasis? That is, we can use "with" alone in the above sentences to mean roughly the same thing. What do you think?

    PS - This discussion may interest you: (The OP in the discussion isn't me.)

    Together with vs. with
    http://lydbury.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=105.0

    PPS - Should I use "wasn't" above? or do they both work? (Come on! "An old question again," you may think, I know, but please help. )
    Last edited by kadioguy; 16-Sep-2020 at 13:24. Reason: added contents
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    Re: together with/along with/with

    Hello, members. If you don't mind, could you please help me with the two question?

    1. Are "along" and "together" in the above sentences used for emphasis? Can we use "with" alone in the above sentences to mean roughly the same thing?

    2. This discussion may interest you: (The OP in the discussion isn't me.)

    Together with vs. with
    http://lydbury.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=105.0

    Should I use "wasn't" instead above? or do they both work? I assume that in this case "isn't" and "wasn't" both work.

    Using "wasn't" means that I didn't post a question there; using "isn't" means that that person and I aren't identical. (That is a fact.)

    What do you think?
    Last edited by kadioguy; 17-Sep-2020 at 08:19. Reason: made it shorter
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    Re: together with/along with/with

    It seems that in the along with examples that with could have been used just as well.

    Kadioguy, one really long post wasn't enough?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 17-Sep-2020 at 07:50. Reason: fixing typo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Kadioguy, one really long post wasn't enough?
    Thank you for the feedback. I have made post #2 shorter.

    I look forward to other members joining this discussion.
    I am not a teacher. If there is anything ungrammatical in my post, please correct it. I am grateful for your help.

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    #5

    Re: together with/along with/with

    Quote Originally Posted by kadioguy View Post
    along with

    : in addition to (something or someone)

    A plane carrying heavy radar equipment along with full fuel tanks.

    : together with (something or someone)

    A bill came along with the merchandise.
    All my cousins were there, along with my aunts and uncles.
    He worked along with several colleagues to finish on time.

    https://learnersdictionary.com/definition/along%20with

    together with

    : in addition to (someone or something)

    Together with my husband and me, four people will be attending.

    It's muddy. Is it really four or six altogether? Say either:

    - Including my husband and me, four will be attending.
    - Together with my husand and me, two others will be attending.


    The comment, together with [=along with] her expression, suggested that she was very upset.

    No, it doesn't. Not at all.


    The fingerprint, together with the other evidence, was enough to prove that he was there.

    https://learnersdictionary.com/defin...ogether%20with

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    Can I say "
    along" and "together" in the above sentences are used for emphasis?

    Think of it as "combined with" or "because of the addition of."


    That is, we can use "with" alone in the above sentences to mean roughly the same thing.

    Yes, but "together with" and "along with" imply that the combination — not just one factor — is what decides the result.


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    Re: together with/along with/with

    Thank you all.

    Could any friends help me with the last question in thread, please?

    Quote Originally Posted by kadioguy View Post
    2. This discussion may interest you: (The OP in the discussion isn't me.)

    Together with vs. with
    http://lydbury.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=105.0

    Should I use "wasn't" instead above? or do they both work? I assume that in this case "isn't" and "wasn't" both work.

    Using "wasn't" means that I didn't post a question there; using "isn't" means that that person and I aren't identical. (That is a fact.)

    What do you think?
    I am not a teacher. If there is anything ungrammatical in my post, please correct it. I am grateful for your help.

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    #7

    Re: together with/along with/with

    Hello.

    Could you please help me with the question in post #6 when you are ready?
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 21-Sep-2020 at 16:55. Reason: Improved question
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    #8

    Re: together with/along with/with

    Use isn't. The relevant point is that you are not that person. It's a statement about identity.

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    #9

    Re: together with/along with/with

    Quote Originally Posted by kadioguy View Post
    Could any friends help me with the last question in the thread, please?
    I don't know. You should ask your friends.

    I think you meant "Could/Can anyone help me with ...?"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #10

    Re: together with/along with/with

    Quote Originally Posted by kadioguy View Post
    Can I say "along" and "together" in the above sentences are used for emphasis? That is, we can use "with" alone in the above sentences to mean roughly the same thing.
    With works, but I think the heavy radar equipment is the primary cargo and the fuel the secondary. With would make them equal.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 21-Sep-2020 at 18:59. Reason: Remove stray format tags.

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