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'next to' vs 'beside'



 
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'next to' vs 'beside' #1 (permalink) Tue Apr 14, 2009 13:35 pm   'next to' vs 'beside'
 

1) Say you are travelling in a car with your friend. Your friend is driving and you are sitting next to him.
2) Say you are travelling in a car with your friend. Your friend is driving and you are sitting beside him.

Can someone please tell me which of the above two paras is correct? Please tell me the difference between next to, beside and adjacent.

Also, is the use of paras alright here?
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'next to' vs 'beside' #2 (permalink) Tue Apr 14, 2009 13:43 pm   'next to' vs 'beside'
 

Hi Daemon,

With seats and chairs with people I would use 'sit beside' 'Next to' usually suggests proximity in a line or row as in: The shop is next to the railway station. We were sitting in row G next to one another, next to the exit.

'Adjacent to' is usually with rooms and buildings and the like suggesting 'situated near to'.

'Paras' is all right.

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