Adverbs of place
Adverbs of Place tell us where something happens.
Examples are: upstairs, here, there, nearby, everywhere, in, out etc.
- She looked for him everywhere.
- Please come in.
- They bought a house nearby.
- He lives here.
- The boss has gone out.
- He was seen nowhere.
Certain adverbs of place express both movement and location.
Examples are: ahead, abroad, overseas, uphill, downhill, sideways, indoor, outdoors etc.
- My parents live abroad.
- They climbed uphill.
- She fell backwards.
They are normally placed at the end of a clause.
- She took him out.
- They all went away.
- We went ahead.
- The children were playing upstairs.
- He jumped out.
They can also come at the beginning of a clause. This is common in literary writing.
- On the hilltop an old castle stood majestically.
- At around the corner there is a big banyan tree.
- Out he jumped.
- Upstairs the children were playing.
Sections in this article
Introduction To Adverbs
Formation of Adverbs
Adjectives or Adverbs - Confusing Cases
Adverbs of Certainty
Adverbs of Degree
Adverbs of Indefinite Frequency
Adverbs of Manner
Adverbs of Place
Adverbs of Time and Definite Frequency