This is a small post, illustrating the difference between ‘beside’ and ‘besides’.
Examples for beside:
- Can you sit beside me?
- Your car keys are hanging beside the attic.
- I look scruffy beside you. (example for the second meaning)
Besides: This preposition, on the other hand, means ‘in addition to’ or ‘apart from’. Besides can also function as an adverb in a sentence, and it means ‘furthermore’ or ‘and another thing’.
Examples for besides:
- Besides Ritu, who else has brought her lunch box to class?
- Besides, it’s not just about determination but about skill as well.
This brings us to end of this post. Hope this little difference is clear as crystal.