In this chapter the adverbs of place in English will be explained. Adverbs of place tell us where an action takes place.
The adverbs of place in English express where an action takes place. They are usually placed after the main verb or the preposition they modify.
Sometimes they can be found at the beginning of a sentence.
Place can also be expressed by using geographical locations:
The adverbs of place are also used to describe movement. They express that someone or something is moving towards a certain place.
They can also describe the distance to someone or something.
The following table shows a list of adverbs of place in English.
|About||She left her belongings about on her desk.|
|Above||I live above a bar.|
|Abroad||In the summer they always go abroad.|
|Anywhere||My wallet could be anywhere.|
|Away||They walked away from the house.|
|Back||Move back a little, please.|
|Backwards||We stepped backwards when she started yelling at us.|
|Behind||She was hiding behind the door.|
|Below||The Netherlands is below sea level.|
|Between||I sat between my aunts at the party yesterday.|
|Down||John sat down for a while.|
|East||I live in the east of England.|
|Elsewhere||Can you leave your sportswear elsewhere?|
|I looked everywhere for my keys.|
|Far||The library is not far from my house.|
|Here||Your glasses are here.|
|In||I live in Dubai.|
|In front of||He stood in front of the pharmacy.|
|Inside||We want to sit inside, because it is getting colder.|
|Near||They live near the beach.|
|Next to||The house is next to a lake.|
|Nowhere||They came out of nowhere.|
|Off||I took my coat off, because it is very hot.|
|On||He got on the bus.|
|Out||We went out into the woods for a walk.|
|Outside||I want to sit outside today.|
|Over||She fell over and broke her leg.|
|Sideways||She leaned sideways to introduce herself.|
|Somewhere||They were going somewhere else to talk.|
|There||Do you want to go there together?|
|Towards||My little brother ran towards me.|
|Under||The dog is hiding under the table.|
|Up||Stand up and go to the gym.|
Practice your knowledge of the adverbs of place with the exercises below!
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