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Unit 9.1

Adverbs – Place


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

Adverbs of place provide information about the place where an event takes place.

Verbs or objects are followed by adverbs of place.

Adverbs of place are not modifiers of other adjectives or adverbs.

Below the main adverbs of place:

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

Adverbs of place give us information about the location.

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

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: Here, there, downstairs, upstairs, inside, outside, indoors, outdoors, anywhere, abroad.

For example:
— “He pushed his father downstairs.
— “Let’s fight outside.

It shows the place where the event happens.

Let’s revise this content within the [Form] section. Take a look at the [Example] section that shows its use within a context.


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