Adverbs – Place


Adverbs are expressions that function as modifiers of other elements of the clause. They can provide a wide range of information.

Those used to provide information about the place where an event takes place are called Adverbs of Place.

Below the main Adverbs of Place:

  • Downstairs
  • Outside
  • Here
  • Indoors
  • Abroad
  • Upstairs
  • Inside
  • There
  • Outdoors
  • Anywhere
  1. The non alcoholic drinks are downstairs.
  2. Everybody is outside.
  3. A packet of flour was here yesterday.
  4. Stay indoors and don’t ask questions.
  5. I like going to restaurants when I’m abroad.
  6. They are sitting upstairs.
  7. I stay inside have a warm meal when the weather is bad.
  8. He was there at the bar 2 minutes before.
  9. There is more danger outdoors than indoors.
  10. I can have a vegetarian meal anywhere.

Adverbs of Place give us information about the location. We usually place them after the main verb or after an object. Adverbs of Place are not modifiers of other adjectives or adverbs.

  1. Downstairs (situated on a lower floor);
  2. Outside (the outer side of something);
  3. Here (at this point);
  4. Indoors (in buildings);
  5. Abroad (in foreign countries);
  6. Upstairs (up the stairs, on an upper floor);
  7. Inside (the inner side of something);
  8. There (at that place);
  9. Outdoors (into the open air);
  10. Anywhere (at any place).

Adverbs are important as they modify other elements in a sentence. Adverbs can give information about the place where an event takes place and these are called Adverbs of Place.

The main Adverbs of Place are: Abroad, anywhere, downstairs, upstairs, outside, inside, here, there, indoors, outdoors.

For example:
— “He pushed his father downstairs.” = It shows the place where the event happens.
— “Let’s fight outside.” = It shows the place where the event happens.

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