beside vs besides : Common Errors in English

About beside vs besides

“Besides” can mean “in addition to” as in “besides the puppy chow, Spotscarfed up the filet mignon I was going to serve for dinner.” “Beside,”in contrast, usually means “next to.” “I sat beside Cheryl all evening,but she kept talking to Jerry instead.” Using “beside” for “besides,”won’t usually get you in trouble; but using “besides” when you mean"next to” will.

besides Meaning(s)

  • (r) making an additional point; anyway
  • (r) in addition

beside in News

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    Put another checkmark beside the “cold dark matter” theory. New observations by Japan’s Subaru Telescope are helping astronomers get a grip on the density of dark matter, this mysterious substance that pervades the universe. We can’t see dark matter, which makes up an estimated 85 percent of the universe, but scientists can certainly measure its [...]
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Universe Today

  2. Tractor driver lucky to be alive after crash with Amtrak train in Monon

    Luther Melton lives beside the railroad tracks on White County Road 200 West, where he has seen his share of car-train accidents - most tragic.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Indianapolis Star

  3. 'Beside Ourselves' Explores Human-Animal Connections

    Karen Joy Fowler's haunting novel, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, draws on arguments she used to have with her father, a psychology professor, over how closely connected humans and animals really are. Fowler is also the author of the 2004 best-seller The Jane Austen Book Club .
    on June 8, 2013 Source: NPR

besides in News

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    Besides skin cancer, prostate cancer is the number one cancer to hit American men. This year alone, about a quarter of a million new cases will be caught, and sometimes the best option is to do nothing.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: FOX 2 News Detroit

  2. The Skinny on Paying Estimated Taxes

    Besides the annual April tax deadline, some filers have to pay estimated taxes on a quarterly basis.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: FOX Business

  3. Afternoon Palate Cleanser: Capital Cities Covers 'Holiday'

    Besides " Get Lucky ," our other favorite anthem of Summer 2013 is Capital Cities' "Safe and Sound." Today we bring you a fun electro cover they did a while back of Madonna's "Holiday." [ more › ]
    on June 13, 2013 Source: SFist

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