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beside, besides

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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