Beside & besides are two prepositions that are often confused by a lot of English learners.For today’s English lesson, let’s look at how to use beside & besides as prepositions, and besides as an adverb.
Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details:
- There is a nice café beside the building that my office is in.
- Jack is standing beside his boss in the photo.
- I put the printer beside my desk in the office.
- Besides coffee, they have some nice pastries and cakes.
- Besides being sweet, I think donuts are not healthy.
- Besides tennis, Jack plays golf and soccer.
Using besides (adverb):
- I didn’t go to the gym because I hurt my back shoveling snow. Besides, I had to go to work.
- Jack is a smart guy and works hard. He knows computers, databases, and a lot more besides.
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