Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

get along (with)

get alongget along with
Meaning(s)
1) positively connect with someone
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    • get along with friends/colleagues
  • Analysis
    When you 'get along with someone' it means you have a good personal connection and relationship with them and you enjoy each others company. This is a casual phrase that can be used to talk about personal and professional relationships.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Try to get along with your co-workers. It will make things much easier for you.
    2. She gets along great with everybody because she's so friendly and outgoing.
    3. I made friends as soon as I started working there. We all get along really well.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. I love living here, all of the neighbours are friendly and we get on very well.
    2. I think I am an easy person to get on with I'm quite relaxed and easy-going.
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2) the process of performing/completing something
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    • get along with work/project/assignment
  • Analysis
    How you are 'getting along' with something you are doing refers tot he progress you have made or are making. You can ask someone how they are 'getting on' with a project or a person. "How are you getting on?" is a good question to use if you want to casually check on someone. If you are 'getting on with it' you might not be enjoying the process but you are making progress. "How are you getting on with the end of year accounts?" - "I'm getting on fine, it's tedious, but I'm getting on with it!"
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. I was getting along just fine without your help. I can do this on my own.
    2. How are you getting along with the new work assignment? Are you having any difficulties?
    3. The deadline is in one week, have you gotten far along with the project?
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. I am getting on great with the piano lessons. I am starting grade 6 this week.
    2. How are you getting on with the computer I gave you? Have you got it to work yet?
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