besides = <in addition to? excluding? >

Amika

Member
Thai
Hello,

Can anyone please help me answer the question below? I think b) and c) are acceptable.
I am so confused.

1. There are ten bananas in the basket besides the mangoes. “Besides” means__________.

a) Near
b) Excluding
c) In addition to
d) At the side of


Thank you.
 
  • DonnyB

    Sixties Mod
    English UK Southern Standard English
    "Besides" means in addition to and so is the correct answer. "Excluding" means not counting and so wouldn't really make sense there, as bananas and mangoes are different types of fruit.
     
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