CONFUSING WORDS – Beside vs. Besides

“Beside” is a preposition that indicates proximity or location next to something else.
It often implies being at the side of or in close proximity to something.

She sat beside her friend during the movie.
The cat slept beside the fireplace.

“Besides” is an adverb or a preposition that has several meanings:
In addition to or apart from.
Moreover or furthermore.
It is used to add extra information or to introduce additional points.

Besides English, she speaks French fluently.
I don’t have time to go out tonight; besides, I have work to finish.
Besides being a talented musician, he’s also a skilled painter.

Remember, “besides” can also function as a preposition, similar to “beside,” but its primary use is as an adverb introducing additional information or points.

To differentiate between the two:
Use “beside” when referring to physical proximity or location.
Use “besides” when adding information or expressing an additional point.

Beside vs. Besides

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__________ the traffic noise, the apartment is peaceful and quiet.

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Please sit __________ me at the dinner table.

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__________ his love for adventure, he enjoys quiet evenings at home.

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We found a cozy café __________ the movie theater.

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__________ mathematics, she excels in physics as well.

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The cat sleeps __________ the fireplace during the winter.

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__________ his busy schedule, he finds time to volunteer at the local shelter.

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Sarah's house is located __________ the park.

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__________ his academic achievements, he is also a talented musician.

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I always sit __________  my best friend in class.

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__________ studying English, she is also learning French.

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The book is __________ the lamp on the table.

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