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How to Use Adverbs of Place for English

The Explanation

Adverbs of Place are the Adverbs that change or qualify the meaning of a sentence by telling us where the things happen. Adverbs of place are generally placed after the main verb in the sentence or after the clause that they modify. Some examples of adverbs of place include Inside, High, Top, everywhere, there, here, outside, away, around etc


  • I'm going there to t watch the game

  • They built a museum nearby

  • I searched for the keys everywhere in the house

How to use the Adverb of Places

Below are the various ways the Adverbs of Places are used-

1. Adverbs of place that end in -where express the idea of location without specifying a specific location or direction


  • She has nowhere to go

  • We would like to go somewhere cold for the holidays

2. Adverbs of place that end in -wards express movement in a particular direction


  • The boat moved westwards

  • The balloon drifted upward in the sky

Imp note:

Towards is a preposition, not an adverb, so it is always followed by a noun or a pronoun.


  • The boy walked towards the car.

  • The cat ran towards me.

3. Adverbs of place can be used to express both movement & location at the same time


  • Joe lived and worked abroad

  • Liquid always flows downhill

1. An adverb of place always talks about the location where the action of the verb is being carried out.


  • She was standing by the pool.

  • You will find Jim in the lobby

2. Adverbs of place can be directional, i.e. they are used to talk about the direction where someone or something is moving. For example up, down, around, away, north, southeast


  • To reach the park, walk past the bank and keep going till the end of the road

3. Adverbs of place can refer to distances. For example: Nearby, far away, miles apart


  • We are in Perth. Sydney is 350 miles away.

4. Adverbs of place can also be used as prepositions in some cases, where they must be followed by the nouns.


  • I am wearing a necklace around my neck.

  • John made his way carefully down the cliff

5. An adverb of place can indicate an object’s position in relation to another object.


  • Between, above, below behind, through, around etc

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