What Are Their Main Differences?
'Beside' is a preposition. However, 'besides' can function as both a preposition and an adverb. They also differ in meaning.
'Beside' is a preposition of place. We use it to indicate that something/someone is next to another. Below, we have provided some examples for you:
I can see a dog
Mom, there' nothing
'Besides' can function as both a preposition and an adverb. It can have different meanings. When it is a preposition, it means 'aside from', and as an adverb of manner, it is used to give extra information. Look at the following examples below:
They can both function as prepositions. Look:
Are They Interchageable?
Since they have different parts of speech and meanings, they cannot be used interchangeably. Compare:
Here, we are adding extra information.
We cannot use 'beside' to add information to something.
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