- Words indicate where an action takes place. They are also known as adverbs of place.
- These words give added information about the verb.
- Adverbs of place give information on distance or direction or position, or movement connected with the action of the verb.
- They are also known as spatial adverbs.
- Adverbs of place answer one important question: Where is the action taking place?
- Where’s my pencil? Oh, here it is!
- You can sit there. I’ll sit here.
- The phone is inside the drawer.
- She looked around.
- We looked everywhere.
List of Adverbs Showing Place
Below is a list of common adverbs showing place:
|Examples of Adverbs Showing Place|
Types of Adverbs of Place
Certain adverbs are used to show location, direction, distance and movement. Let us have a look at them.
- You will find the gift inside the box.
- Jenny lives nearby.
- Glen ran past the bakery store.
- He walked across the road.
- The boy saw the balloons drifting upwards.
- The sailors set sail westwards.
Adverbs are used to show a particular position of a noun or verb.
Adverbs are used to show the direction from one place to another.
Adverbs are used to speak about movement in a specific direction.
Adverbs are used to show how far something is located.
Delhi is 465 km away from Leh.
- The adverb showing a place is usually located after the object or the main verb of the sentence.
- We are moving far away. (Adverb showing place follows the verb)
- Put the packet there. (Adverb showing place follows the object)
- Adverbs showing place usually don’t end in -ly.
- Know that words which indicate unspecified locations like somewhere, everywhere, anywhere, nowhere are adverbs.
- They live somewhere in Pune.
- Credit card is not accepted everywhere.
- Don’t go anywhere till I am back.
Example:I’ve lived here for three months.
Some adverbs of place are confused with prepositions .When the words are used as prepositions, they must be followed by a noun.
|Words||Used as Adverb Showing Place||Used as Preposition also|
|a. on||When the train stopped, he got on.||It happened on a rainy day.|
|b. over||She fell over and hurt her leg.||There is a man-made bridge over that river.|
|c. off||She said goodbye and drove off.||He got off the bus quickly.|
|d. in||They dropped in as soon as he left.||The children are playing in the park.|
|e. down||He lay down and fell asleep.||He was walking down the lane.|
|f. behind||The old man was hit from behind.||Close the window behind you.|