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English The Easy Way

Along & Across - Confusing Words


Along – is used to state someone or something is moving in one direction

  • We like to walk along the beach.
  • The city put up holiday decorations all along the street.
  • There are no lights along the highway, so driving at night is dangerous.
  • We like to drive along the sea.

Across – is used to state on the other side of someone or something

  • My sister lives across the street.
  • I have to go across the bridge to get to work.
  • My brother's room is across the hall from my room.
  • Do you go to school across from the park?

Ad & Add

Advice & Advise

A Few & A Little

As & Because

Accept & Except

Affect & Effect

Across & Along

Alike & Like

AFew - ALittle - Few - Little

Alot & A lot

As & When

All & Very

All & Whole

Aloud & Allowed

Always & All Ways

Above & Over

Am & PM

Asure & Sure

Another - Other - The Other

Ate & Eight

Afraid - Frighten - Scared

Alike & Similar