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Should I use "alongside" or "along side"?

Should I use "alongside" or "along side"?

Alongside is the correct usage. Along side is never correct.

Alongside is an adverb meaning 'beside' or 'by the side of'.

Dictionary Definition of alongside

Examples of alongside in a sentence

Slice the steaks and serve alongside the white bean mash.
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Season with salt and pepper and serve alongside the mushrooms and the center circles for dipping.
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Serve warm, alongside good butter cookies or shortbread.
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Drizzle the dressing on the fennel and orange slices and serve alongside the fish.
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