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Rule "Thanks for taking me a long (along) for the ride"

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Description: Thanks for taking me a long (along) for the ride
Message: Did you mean to use the preposition 'along' here?
Category: Compounding (ID: COMPOUNDING)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • Thanks for taking me a long for the ride.
    Correction suggestion: along
  • I can't force people to go a long with me on this.
    Correction suggestion: along
  • Those numbers a long with all the other points might bring clarity to what we should do.
    Correction suggestion: along
  • A long with the others, we were confused about the lesson.
    Correction suggestion: Along
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • He also returned 36 kickoffs for a 22.5-yard average with a long of 47.
  • For residents of other countries, the acre might be envisaged as approximately 56.68 percent of a long by wide association football (soccer) pitch.
  • To be more exact, one acre is 90.75 percent of a long by wide American football field (without the end zones).
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: ALONG [1]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-04-13 22:33:07 +0200)