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 show where something happens or is placed.

Adverbs of Place: Types

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

  • 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 refers to the place where the speaker currently is in:

We have to change our clothes in here?

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

Look over there.

  • Up: It is used to refer to something/someone that is in a higher place:

"Don't go up" he said.

  • Down: It is used to refer to something/someone that is in a lower place:

She said goodbye and slowly went down.

  • In: It is used to show that someone/something is inside a place:

Come in, Martha.

  • Out: It is used to indicate a location that is outside of a particular place:

My parent went out.


Adverbs of place are typically placed after verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs in a sentence to modify them and provide information about location. As a result, they often come at the end of a sentence. Look at the following examples:

I thought they were going out.

Please let me come in.


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