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beside / besides
beside: preposition meaning ‘next to’, ‘at the side of’
I sit beside John in class.
Could you get me that book? It’s beside the lamp.
besides: adverb meaning ‘also’, ‘as well’; preposition meaning ‘in addition to’
(adverb) He’s responsible for sales, and a lot more besides.
(preposition) Besides tennis, I play soccer and basketball.
clothes / cloths
clothes: something you wear – jeans, shirts, blouses, etc.
Just a moment, let me change my clothes.
Tom, get your clothes on!
cloths: pieces of material used for cleaning or other purposes.
There are some cloths in the closet. Use those to clean the kitchen.
I have a few pieces of cloth that I use.
dead / died
dead: adjective meaning ‘not alive’
Unfortunately, our dog has been dead for a few months.
Don’t touch that bird. It’s dead.
died: past tense and past participle of the verb ‘to die’
His grandfather died two years ago.
A number of people have died in the accident.
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