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    GUEST2008 is offline Key Member
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    aside from an excuse

    Hi

    Once you have moved into a new home, consider having a housewarming party. Aside from an excuse to have friends over, this is an excellent way to introduce your friends and new house to each other.

    I have some problems with understanding the phrase "aside from an excuse" here? I checked what it means, but somehow I'm still not sure how to interpret it in this context?

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    jahildebrandt is offline Junior Member
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    Re: aside from an excuse

    Not a teacher.

    "Aside from an excuse to have friends over..." is equivalent to "besides being an excuse to have friends over..."

    Meaning a housewarming party can be one reason to have friends over.

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