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    #1

    Besides / Anyway

    Hello,

    I would like to know the difference between these words: Besides and Anyway.
    I don't succeed to find out their difference.
    For example, here are sentences, tell me which words I have to put and why, please:

    They didn't have any trainers in my size, and [besides/anyway] I'd already decided I'd rather save the money.

    I need the money. And [besides/anyway], when I agree to do something, I do it.

    •I don't want to go to the cinema with him! [Besides/Anyway], I've already seen this film.

    •Mother certainly won't let him stay with her and [besides/anyway] he wouldn't.


    •I know there is a lot of meaning for Anyway, but I'm speaking about this one: Indicating that a statement explains or supports a previous point. The same about Besides.

    Thank you in advance very much.

    Arobaz

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    #2

    Re: Besides / Anyway

    Nobody can help me?

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    #3

    Re: Besides / Anyway

    Both are possible in all your sentences with virtually the same meaning - suggesting that what went before is not important.

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    #4

    Re: Besides / Anyway

    Okay thank you. therefore, if I want to emphase the previous statement: I can use 'moreover' or 'furthermore' that are somewhat formal. But "Besides" is also a synonym of "Moreover" but with the spoken language, isn't it?

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