all along

This page is about the collocation all along

collocation pattern: adverb + adverb

Meaning

continuously from when something begins

For example

  • I thought he'd gone out, but he was in his room all along.

  • I pretended not to know who it was, but I knew it was you all along.

Quick Quiz

The card was in my wallet all along, so I hadn't really

a. found it

b. kept it

c. lost it

Contributor: Matt Errey