Adverbs of Place

1. What are Adverbs of Place?

Adverbs of place tell us where something happens. These adverbs answer the question Where?

These adverbs all indicate the location of someone or something in relation to someone or something else.
You can actually break them into 3 main types:

1.1 Adverbs of Place showing Direction:

Many adverbs of place indicate a specific direction of movement.

  • up
  • down
  • across
  • north
  • south

1.2 Adverbs of Place showing Location:

These adverbs indicate the location of one thing in relation to another.

  • behind
  • inside
  • outside
  • next to
  • between

1.3 Adverbs of Place showing Movement and Direction

 These adverbs can show both movement with location or direction:
  • eastwards
  • forward
  • towards
  • uphill
  • outside
  • abroad

2. Where do Adverbs of Place go?

2.1 Adverbs of place usually go immediately after the main verb in a sentence if it is intransitive (it doesn’t need an object), or else after the verb’s object if it is transitive (it needs an object.

Sheis playingupstairs
Hethrewthe ballover the wall
Shekissedhimunder the mistletoe