Beside and Besides
Beside and Besides : Grammar and Spelling Tips
Besides and beside are two words that are often confused. Grammatically, besides is an adverb or a preposition, and beside a preposition.
Beside means next to:
A house beside the sea
She sat beside her friend.
As a preposition, besides means in addition to or apart from
What are you studying besides English? (in addition to)
Who was there besides Jon? (apart from)
As an adverb, besides means as well or furthermore.
He was scruffy and badly prepared. Besides, he turned up late for the interview.
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