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Saturday, 25 September 2010

Beside or Besides

Actress Julia Roberts in May 2002.Image via Wikipedia
Away from the desk and all things computer for the moment. So, I’ll keep things going with scheduled blogs dealing with the language we use as writers. I hope you’ll forgive me if I don’t reply to any comments for the time being, but I’m having a very well-earned (I think so, anyway) rest from work for a couple of weeks.
When to use Beside or Besides. 


beside: at the side of, next to. ‘The was clown was beside himself with excitement.’ ‘The house beside the coast overlooked the Pacific Ocean.’
 
besides: in addition to, as well as.  ‘Besides being absolutely gorgeous, Julia Roberts is a really nice person.’
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