`alongside’ or `alongside of’ ?

`alongside of’ is a wrong usage.

For example, its wrong to use `alongside of’ as in “She’s got a job in a call centre and is working alongside of Arun and Sarah.”

Correct usage is “She works alongside Arun and Sarah”.

Other examples, “the children took great delight in working alongside the clowns.” * “Senior citizens were seen fighting alongside soldiers.” * “We jogged alongside the Olympic champion”

Source: ‘Know Your English’ (The Hindu) – February 05, 2007

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