Common mistake along side (alongside)

Common Grammar Mistake: Alongside vs Alongside

One of the common grammar mistakes that people make is confusing the words "alongside" and "alongside". These two words may sound similar, but they have different meanings and usage.


The word "alongside" is a preposition that means "next to" or "beside". It is used to indicate that something is positioned parallel or side by side with something else.

For example:

  • I parked my car alongside the curb.
  • The new building stands alongside the old one.


The word "alongside" is an adverb that means "at the same time" or "in addition to". It is used to describe something happening simultaneously or in conjunction with something else.

For example:

  • She worked on her presentation alongside her colleague.
  • Alongside studying, he also worked part-time.

It's important to be mindful of the context and meaning when using these two words to avoid confusion or misunderstanding.

If you want to avoid such common grammar mistakes and improve your writing, you can use the Linguix grammar checker. This tool can help identify and correct grammar errors, including the misuse of words like "alongside" and "alongside".

along side (alongside) mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    The car pulled up along side.

    The car pulled up alongside.

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