Beside and besides

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Beside is a preposition. It means at the side of, close to.

Beside can also mean compared with.

Besides

Besides can be used as a preposition with a similar meaning to as well as.

Besides can also be used as a discourse marker meaning also, as well. In this case it goes at the beginning of a clause.

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Back and Again
Bath and bathe
Beat and win
Because
Because of, due to, owing to and on account of
Been
Before
Before and in front of
Begin and Start
Belong to, belong on and belong in
Below and under
Beside
Besides
Between and among
Between and during
Between and from
Big, large and great
A bit
Born and borne
Both
Bring and take
But
But, though, in spite of, despite
By and with