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    • Join Date: Dec 2006
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    #1

    beside/next to/by

    Hi,
    What is the defference among 'next to', 'by', and 'beside' here? E.g.
    'An old woman is sitting next to the window.'
    'An old woman is sitting by the window.'
    'An old woman is sitting beside the window.'

    Thank you very much


    • Join Date: Mar 2007
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    #2

    Re: beside/next to/by

    Hi, Im not an expert, but from a Englishman's perpective there is no difference! they all mean the same thing.

  1. #3

    Re: beside/next to/by

    Hi,
    They are all quite close, in fact I think "next to" and beside" are the same, but "by" is less specific and could mean anywhere close to the window (under, over, in front of etc...)

    Hope that helps!

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