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Thread: Beside


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    Beside

    "Beside" and "next to " appear to be interchangeable. Is there any reason to believe that one is more formal than the other or more prevalent in one country than in another?

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    Re: Beside

    I think that 'next to' is more likely to be used in a colloquial context than 'beside' in British English, though I wouldn't say that this makes 'beside' formal.

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