besides

simonaj

Senior Member
italian, Italy
I've read that "moreover" is very formal and "besides" is more commonly used.
Is it true?
 
  • VSINGH

    New Member
    INDIA - HINDI
    Same goes to "furthermore" in a casual dialog. "Plus" and "besides" are more frequently used in colloquial speeches.
    we normally use "besides" in our conversation, when we want to say apart from this thing or that.....
     

    Monkey F B I

    Senior Member
    English - USA
    Thanks for the warm welcome
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    Would a sentence like "The car is in good condition, besides, it’s what I could afford" sound unnatural?
    It doesn't sound unnatural, but I think "The car is in good condition. It's all [that] I could afford anyway."

    However, if you're speaking this (rather than writing it), you could easily get away with saying something like "The car is in good condition. Besides, it's all I could afford".
     

    mtmjr

    Senior Member
    English (US)
    I have no idea, it's just natural. Now that I think about it, it is kind of redundant, but when it is used in the middle of a sentence, "and" is usually added. I agree with the subsequent posts too. It could easily be written in two sentences:

    I really don't want to go to the zoo today. Besides, it looks like rain anyway.
     
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