Beside vs Unless - What's the difference?
As a preposition beside
is next to; at the side of.
As an adverb beside
is otherwise; else.
As a conjunction unless is
except on a specified condition; if not.
Next to; at the side of.
Not relevant to.
- A small table beside the bed
Besides; in addition to.
* Alexander Pope:
- That is beside the point
- To all beside , as much an empty shade, / An Eugene living, as a Caesar dead.
* Not to be confused with besides . See .
* beside oneself
* beside the point
* Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ozymandias :
- Nothing beside remains. Round the decay / Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare / The lone and level sands stretch far away.
* unlesse (obsolete)
Except on a specified condition; if not.
* 1839 , Denison Olmsted, A Compendium of Astronomy Page 95
- I’m leaving unless I get a pay rise (AmE: raise).
- Secondly, When a body is once in motion it will continue to move forever, unless something stops it. When a ball is struck on the surface of the earth, the friction of the earth and the resistance of the air soon stop its motion.
* (except on a condition) if
* precisely unless
* unless and until, until and unless