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    Besides and beside

    What's the diff between "besides" and "beside"?
    I know Besides means "as well as", but what about in this sentence:
    " Who was at the party besides Mike and John"?

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    Lightbulb Re: Besides and beside

    A: Who was at the party besides Mike and John?
    B: Quite a few people. There was Patty. There was Linda. there was Sharon. There was Dirk. And others.
    A: Was Debbie there?
    B: I don't think so.

    A: Who is that standing beside you in that photograph?
    B: That's Melissa. Isn't she a doll?
    besides -- other than
    beside -- next to


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