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Beside is a preposition normally meaning “by the side of.”
- The Girl Guides camped beside the lake.
Besides is an adverb meaning “moreover” or a preposition meaning “in addition to.”
- Mary inherited the family farm because she was the eldest child. Besides, she was the only one who had attended Ontario Agricultural College.
- I must get another job besides this one to make ends meet.
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