beside = next to

 

1. They’re standing beside each other.

They’re standing next to each other.

(beside = next to)

* Beside” is not the same as “besides.” Be careful not to confuse these two words.

couple
 2. The opera house in Sydney is beside the ocean.
opera house
 3. The cathedral is beside the river.
cathedral

 4. The bacon is beside the eggs.

eggs and bacon
 5. He sat beside the window and waited for the truck to come.
man moving

6. In many cities, modern buildings are right beside older buildings.

a city scene
 7. He’s standing beside the computer.
standing person