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    Using the Right Word: beside, besides

    Friday, August 28, 2009

    Beside is a preposition that means "next to." Besides is an adverb that means "in addition to."

    Put the file cabinet beside the desk.
    Besides the new cabinet, we need better lighting.

    (From Write for Business, page 226, and Proofreader's Guide PDF, page 38)