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These are often used inaccurately as they don’t translate well from other languages.
Let’s use besides to modify the following argument:
Here there are three supports for not wanting to see the film:
The same argument could be expressed using besides, as follows:
The second sentence (the supports) can be represented:
In this case ‘besides‘ simply means ‘as well as‘.
Here the meaning is a little different:
The claim introduced by besides is much stronger than the preceding claims. In fact, it is so strong that it is really not necessary to consider the previous claims. If we have no money, then there’s no way we can go to the cinema!
Again, it’s useful to diagram the structure:
Here the meaning is more than just ‘as well as‘. ‘And besides‘ introduces a very powerful claim that makes all other preceding claims redundant.