Expressions of place and time in sentences – Word order

 

Where do expression of place and time go in English sentences?

TimeSubjectVerbObjectPlaceTime
Iplayfootballin the park.
Theygoswimmingin the poolevery Friday.
Susanis dancingin the disco.
Every Friday *Petrawatchesfilmsin the cinema.
  • Expressions of time go at the end of a statement.
  • At the end of the sentence: Place before Time
  • NEVER put Place or Time between Verb and Object I play in the park football.
  • * Definite expressions of time can also go at the beginning of the sentence if they are not the main focus in the sentence. If you are in doubt – put it at the end of the sentence – it is more likely to be right!