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    Meaning of 'be along'

    Hi,

    Can someone please tell me the meaning of 'be along'? If I have to go someone's house, and they call me to know when I will be there, can I say 'I will just be along."?


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    Re: Meaning of 'be along'

    Colloquialism for "I will be there in a minute or two". It would be normal to say "I will be along shortly" or I will be along in a minute". On its own, it is abrupt.

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    Re: Meaning of 'be along'

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Colloquialism for "I will be there in a minute or two". It would be normal to say "I will be along shortly" or I will be along in a minute". On its own, it is abrupt.
    Thank you for your once again such a helpful response. If I am not mistaken, you mean the 'just' in the original sentence makes it correct, right? However, you've given me more normal examples.

    By the way, can I also say "I will be along/there at/by/around 10 o'clock."? I know all of these prepositions mean different from each other. I just want to know it for the sake of rearticulation.

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    Re: Meaning of 'be along'

    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Nutty View Post
    Thank you for your once again such a helpful response. If I am not mistaken, you mean the 'just' in the original sentence makes it correct, right? However, you've given me more normal examples.

    By the way, can I also say "I will be along/there at/by/around 10 o'clock."? I know all of these prepositions mean different from each other. I just want to know it for the sake of rearticulation.
    Yes, they are all OK.

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    Re: Meaning of 'be along'

    I’m not a teacher.

    Hi Mister Nutty,

    Your question: Can someone please tell me the meaning of 'be along'?
    My answer: “be along” = “will come, will arrive”

    Regards

    V.

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