Learn English – What’s the difference between “along with” and “together with”


I keep hearing this phrase in the end of news release on the radio:

Thanks for listening. I am Mike Widword along with Lizz Cai

meaning that two anchors were involved in casting this news.
I wonder why not say "together with Lizz Cai"?

Best Answer

In your example, I think it would be better just to say:

Thanks for listening. I am Mike Widword with Lizz Cai

Which makes perfect sense.

Along with and together with don't have too much of a different meaning. Although along with sort of implies a dependence on the two subjects.

For example, you are at a private party and you were only able to get in because Sally is a member and you were her guest. When someone asks you:

How did you get into this party? I thought it was for members only.

You could respond:

I came along with Sally.

Which sort of implies that Sally is the reason you were able to get in. This makes more sense than:

I came together with Sally.

Which means the same thing, but sort of implies the fact that you came with her is not important to the answer. But if you want to use together, it would be better to say:

Sally and I came together.

And, of course, there is nothing wrong with:

I came with Sally

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