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Oct 14 2008   11:53AM GMT

Writing for Business – besides or beside

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

router.jpg Which is correct?

Look _________ the printer; that’s where the router is.
a. beside
b. besides

Answer: a

Beside is a preposition referring to physical location. Besides is an adverb that means ‘additionally’.

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