As there was a fallen tree ... the path, I had to walk ... it to go to the other side.


  • a). out of/in
  • b). under/around
  • c). out of/into
  • d). along/along
  • e). across/around

My Approach: I am confused between d) and e).


I found along meaning that correlated in the sentence like

beside, by the side of, on the edge of, alongside.

Example: Trees grew along the river bank.

I found across meaning the following:

from one side to the other of (something)

in other words, it is expressing movement over a place or region.

Can anyone guide me on how to solve the problem?


If you apply the definitions to the logical meaning of the phrases, it should be clear.


there was a fallen tree along the path

being beside/alongside the path you would not have to take the action in the second phrase:

I had to walk...to go to the other side.

Only across (blocking the path) would result in such action:

there was a fallen tree across the path

After establishing this, it follows that to get past the obstacle you have to go around it:

I had to walk around it to go to the other side

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