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    on side, at side, by side


    What is the difference between those sentences?

    - I'm on your side.
    - I'm at your side.
    - I'm by your side.

    The meaning should be the same: I'm with you. I will support you. I will not leave you hanging. I will help you etc...

    Thank you

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    Re: on side, at side, by side

    "I'm on your side" only indicates that I am in favor of your cause, that I am not working against you.

    "I'm by/at your side" carries the message you want, that you are right there to provide whatever support is necessary.

    I prefer "by."

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