What part of speech is “besides”

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as a preposition, 'besides' indicates in addition to something or someone.

when 'besides' is used as a preposition, it is followed by a noun or a pronoun.

Besides chocolate, she also loves vanilla.

Who was at the party besides you?

Besides the main course, the chef has also prepared several side dishes.

'besides' as a preposition can sometimes be confused with 'beside' which means 'next to' or 'at the side of.' It's important to distinguish between the two.


as an adverb, 'besides' means furthermore or in addition.

when 'besides' is used as an adverb, it can start a sentence or be placed in the middle or at the end, depending on the context.

I don't want to go to the party. Besides, I have a lot of work to do.

She's a great team player. Besides, she brings a lot of creativity to the project.

Why don't you join us for dinner? There will be plenty of food, besides.

it's essential to ensure that 'besides' as an adverb is used to introduce additional information or an extra reason.

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