Misused Words: Beside and Besides

What a differences a little suffix makes, huh? 🙂 Today I have an easy and mini tip for you.

Misused Words: Beside and Besides

Beside (without the s) means next to something or on the side of something.

For example: The pencil is beside the book on the kitchen table.

For example: Sit here beside me.

Besides (with the s) in addition to something.

For example: Mary has many more journals besides this one.

For example: Besides the main presenter, we listened to three other authors at the writer’s conference.

That’s it. The hardest part is just remembering which is which. 🙂

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