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    Smile ride alongside her or with her?

    In the letter I wrote to my friend this morning, I said:
    This morning I rode alongside with my daughter and accompanied her to her school. I always worry about her safety as on her way there are many crossroads and some drivers drive carelessly. These drivers never abide by any traffic regulations.
    Is "rode alongside with my daughter" or "rode alongside her" correct? Also I feel unsatisfied with the whole of this part of the letter. Would you please help me to improve it? Thanks.
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    Re: ride alongside her or with her?

    In the letter I wrote to my friend this morning, I said:
    This morning I rode alongside with my daughter and accompanied her to her school. I always worry about her safety as on her way there are many crossroads and some drivers drive carelessly. These drivers never abide by any traffic regulations.
    Is "rode alongside with my daughter" or "rode alongside her" correct? Also I feel unsatisfied with the whole of this part of the letter. Would you please help me to improve it? Thanks.
    Richard

    In the first place, it is not clear what vehicle you rode on. A horse? Bicycle? Car? Bus?
    Why not just say: I accompanied my daughter to take the car/bus to go to school?

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    Re: ride alongside her or with her?

    What about?
    This morning, I took my daughter to school as I worry about her safety. There are many crossroads and some drivers don't abide by the rules of the road.

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    Re: ride alongside her or with her?

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    In the letter I wrote to my friend this morning, I said:
    This morning I rode alongside with my daughter and accompanied her to her school. I always worry about her safety as on her way there are many crossroads and some drivers drive carelessly. These drivers never abide by any traffic regulations.
    Is "rode alongside with my daughter" or "rode alongside her" correct? Also I feel unsatisfied with the whole of this part of the letter. Would you please help me to improve it? Thanks.
    Richard

    In the first place, it is not clear what vehicle you rode on. A horse? Bicycle? Car? Bus?
    Why not just say: I accompanied my daughter to take the car/bus to go to school?

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    We rode bicycles this morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    What about?
    This morning, I took my daughter to school as I worry about her safety. There are many crossroads and some drivers don't abide by the rules of the road.
    Thanks, Soup. But it was(here I am not sure whether to use "was" or "is".) not that I rode a bicycle and my daughter sat on the back of my bicycle and we got to her school that way. We each rode a bicycle alongside each other. Thanks a lot.
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    Re: ride alongside her or with her?

    This morning, I took my daughter to school.

    I think this is a general statement. It could be you riding a bicycle with your daughter alongside or one behind the other, your daughter pillion riding on your bicycle, you bring your daughter in your car, etc.

    'ride alongside my daughter' is correct, no with.

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    Re: ride alongside her or with her?

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    This morning, I took my daughter to school.

    I think this is a general statement. It could be you riding a bicycle with your daughter alongside or one behind the other, your daughter pillion riding on your bicycle, you bring your daughter in your car, etc.

    'ride alongside my daughter' is correct, no with.
    Many thanks!

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    Re: ride alongside her or with her?

    You're welcome, ohmyrichard.
    I presume she is your only daughter.

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    Re: ride alongside her or with her?

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    You're welcome, ohmyrichard.
    I presume she is your only daughter.
    Yes, she is my only child. As China adopts the one-child-for-each-couple family planning policy, most families have only one child. Although more and more Chinese people have purchased or are planning to buy a private car, I remain poor and unable to afford one. So my wife or I accompany my daughter to school, riding alongside her and trying to protect her from careless driving. Have you got any children? Do you take them to school and fetch them from school?

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