Adverbs of place
Examples of Adverbs of Place
Adverbs of Place tell us the location where the action of the verb happens or carried out.
They are a diverse set, consisting of forms created by adding –ly to an adjective (e.g., local ↵ locally) and of others, as shown below.
|Common Adverbs of Place|
Like other adverbsOpens in new window, adverbs of place can also be placed at the initial, middle, and at the final position of a clause.Examples include:
- The grapes are grown locally. → after the main verb/final position
- She spent larger part of her life working there. → after the main verb/final position
- He took the gift upstairs. → after object
- The owner the pub told them to take their argument outside. → after object
In addition, adverbs of place can also be placed after an auxiliary verb.Examples include:
- The apprentice is here. → after auxiliary verb
- The students are there. → after auxiliary verb
Most commonly used adverbs of place, such as shown below, also function as prepositions.