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    #1

    besides at the end

    Hi,

    I'd like to ask if we can use 'besides' at the end of a sentence as in: ''I don't really want to go; it's too late now besides.''

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    #2

    Re: besides at the end

    It sounds very unnatural to me.

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    Re: besides at the end

    In conversational AmE I'd say "it's too late now anyway." If I were writing, I'd prefer "besides, it's too late now."
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    #4

    Re: besides at the end

    What about this one: ''She has so much else to do besides.''

    I have seen it in the book Right Word, Wrong Word (page 23).

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    Re: besides at the end

    After "she has so much else to do", besides means "in addition (to something else)." After "it's too late now", it means "in any case." I'm not crazy about "she has so much else to do besides" but it does not feel unnatural.
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    Re: besides at the end

    In that sentence, I would put "besides" at the beginning.

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