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JLPT N2 Grammar: に沿って (ni sotte)

に沿って (ni sotte)

Meaning: along with; in accordance with

How to use the: Noun + に沿って/に沿い/に沿う/に沿った

Example sentences:
1, 川岸に沿って、桜並木が続いていた。
Kawagishi ni sotte, Sakuranamiki ga tsudzuite ita.
Along the banks of the river are rows of cherry trees

2, 流れに沿ってよろめく足取りでしばらく進んだ後、まったく突然暗がりから抜け出した。
nagare ni sotte yoromeku ashidori de shibaraku susunda ato, mattaku totsuzen kuragari kara nukedashita.
After stumbling along for some way along the stream, I came quite suddenly out of the gloom.

3, この塀に沿って植えてある花は、日陰でもよく育つ。
Kono hei ni sotte uete aru hana wa, hikage demo yoku sodatsu.
Flowers are planted along this fence, though in the shade still grow lush

4, 書いてある手順に沿ってやってください。
Kaitearu tejun ni sotte yatte kudasai.
Please follow the written procedure.

5, 先生のあとに従い、二人は小部屋の列に沿って歩き、一番奥の部屋に行った。
sensei no ato ni shitagai, futari wa kobeya no retsu ni sotte aruki, ichiban oku no heya ni itta.
They followed the teacher along the row and into the very last room.

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