Adverbs of Place for intermediate learners

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 a type of adverb that provide information about the location or position of an action or event.

Why Do We Use Adverbs of Place?

Adverbs of place are used to indicate:

  • Location
  • Direction
  • Distance

Adverbs of Location

Adverbs of place indicate the location or position of something in a sentence. Here are some examples:

The book is on the table.

Our house is in this street.

Adverbs of Direction

Adverbs of direction usually show a movement to a place. Here are the examples:

I will fly over.

He is going abroad.

Adverbs of Distance

Sometimes adverbs of place are used to show how far or how close something is. In this case, they are used as adverbs of distance. Check out these examples:

He ran away.

His house is nearby.

Adverbs of Place vs. Prepositions of Place

The main difference between adverbs of place and prepositions of place is that prepositions are followed by nouns; however, adverbs are used to describe, verbs, adverbs , or adjectives. Pay attention to the examples:

The man went across the river. → preposition of place

I live there. → adverb of place

There and Here

'There' and 'here' are adverbs of place not prepositions of place, because they are not followed by nouns. Here are some examples:

✓He is there.

✗He is there house.

✓She lives here.

✗She lives here city.

Review

Adverbs of place are used to show:

  • Direction
  • Location
  • Distance

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