Adverbs of Place for beginners

Adverbs of place help us express where the verb is taking place. Using them will help us be more accurate about locations.

"Adverbs of Place" in the English Grammar

What Are Adverbs of Place?

Adverbs of place are words that indicate the location. In this lesson, we will learn about them.

Types of Adverbs of Place

Let us take a look at some of the most common adverbs of place below:

  • Here
  • There
  • Up
  • Down
  • In
  • Out

Now, let us see what each one means and how it functions:

  • Here: 'Here' shows that something is close or when we are talking the place we are in:

We have to change our clothes in here?

  • There: 'There' is used to point to a place far from us:

Look over there.

  • Up : When something/someone is in a higher place:

"Don't go up" he said.

  • Down: When someone/something is in a lower position than us, we use 'down':

She said goodbye and slowly went down.

  • In: When we want to show that someone/something inside a place, we use 'in':

Come in, Martha.

  • Out: When we want to indicating somewhere outside of a place, we use 'out':

My parent went out.


We mainly put adverbs of place after verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs to describe them. So, they mostly come at the end of the sentence. Look at the following examples:

I thought they were going out.

Please let me come in.


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