- Adverbs of place indicate direction such as up, down, around, away, north, southeast
- I looked around to see litter lying everywhere on the street.
- If you go in the southeast direction, you will find the church.
- Adverbs of place indicate distances such as nearby, far away, miles apart
- Sandra’s house is nearby. You can easily find it.
- I don’t think he can make it to the meeting on time. He lives really far away.
- An adverb of place indicates an object’s position in relation to another object such as below, between, above, behind, through, around and so forth.
- Place them below the rack.
- Look above and you will see grey clouds in the sky.
- An adverb of place indicates movement in a particular direction such as toward, forward, backwards, homeward, westward, eastwards, onward, inwards, upwards
- Look inwards and introspect the follies within you.
- The boat sailed eastwards to reach its destination.
- Some common adverbs of place are combined with prepositions to make many adverbial phrases such as down here, down there, over here, over there, under here, under there, up here, up there
- Come over here; we are all down by the lake.
- You will find a dungeon down there.
- An adverb of place can also function as a preposition.
- Susan was looking striking with a yellow scarf on. (Adverb)
- Susan put the yellow scarf on the bench. (Preposition)
Other words include about, across, along, around, behind, by, down, in, off, on, over, round, through, under, up, ahead, abroad, overseas, uphill, downhill, sideways, indoors, outdoors
Let’s familiarize with a list of adverbs of place in the table below: