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welcome along #1 (permalink) Thu Nov 23, 2017 14:41 pm   welcome along
 

Hi,
“Hello and welcome along as we will look back at …”;
“Listen along below.”
If you don’t bother to explain it, it’s quite understandable, but why do they word it the way they do?
And if you did bother, could that be roughly interpreted as an invitation for the (visualized) audience to join in\act together?
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welcome along #2 (permalink) Thu Nov 23, 2017 14:56 pm   welcome along
 

You are right, I believe, in interpreting 'along' with inviting others to join in. It has the same flavour as a 'singalong' where the audience are asked to sing with the main singer and join in. 'Along' is also used with the sense of 'together with' in this sense - The meeting was attended by members of the Cabinet along with their private secretaries.

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welcome along #3 (permalink) Thu Nov 23, 2017 15:03 pm   welcome along
 

Thank you, Alan.
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