be along

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be along

  1. To arrive
    I expect John will be along soon.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Be is almost never inflected in this phrasal verb. The use of modal verbs is much more common, or else the to infinitive.
  • The sense is for the future, or near present. There is no past form, except for subordinate clause structures, using past modal verbs. E.g. I thought the bus would be along soon.