Adverbs of Place | Definition and Complete List With Examples

Adverbs of Place | Definition and Complete List With Examples

Today’s lesson focuses on adverbs of place with their definition, list, and examples sentences.

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Definition of  Adverb of Place

Adverbs of Place tell us where something is done. also indicate the location and movement. These may be one-word Adverbs or adverbial phrases.
Adverbs of Place Examples, Adverbs of Place list, 10 Examples of Adverbs of Place
One-word adverbs of Place like:
  • Here
  • There
  • Sideways
  • Somewhere
  • Outside
  • Behind
  • I searched everywhere but I didn’t find any green stones.
  • I kicked the ball around.
Adverbial phrases:
  • Over there/here
  • Behind the building
  • Around the yard
  • Outside the office
  • In this house
  • Behind us
  • Who has traveled around the world?
  • Their bus is tailing behind the big truck.

Prepositions and prepositional phrases can also be used as Adverbs of place.

Adverbs of Place are usually placed after the main verb or after the clause that they modify.

List of Adverbs of Place

  • Above
  • Abroad
  • About
  • Away
  • Back
  • Backward
  • Below
  • Behind
  • Outside
  • Up
  • Upstairs
  • Uphill
  • Down
  • Downstairs
  • Downhill
  • Under
  • Over
  • Towards
  • Out
  • Outside
  • Outdoors
  • In
  • Inside
  • Indoors
  • There
  • Near
  • Nearby
  • On
  • In
  • Inside
  • Here
  • Far
  • Downstairs
  • Somewhere
  • Anywhere
  • Nowhere
  • Elsewhere
  • Near
  • Nearby
  • There
  • East (Etc)
  • Off
  • Far
  • Towards
  • Forward
  • Where
  • here

48 Examples of Adverbs of Place

Below are 48 common Adverbs of Place Examples.

Base Form
Behind There is a garden behind my house.
Down The little boy fell down.
Somewhere Do you want to go somewhere?
Below The pen was kept below the books.
Above The sun is above us.
Abroad He went abroad to study English.
Back He looked back and smiled at me.
Anywhere I’m not going anywhere with you.
Away Keep children away from medicine.
About Some leaves were floating about on the still lake.
Underneath There was plenty of storage room underneath
Elsewhere The answer to the problem must be sought elsewhere.
Nearby All of his family live nearby
Backward Instead of going forward he was going backwards.
Down She looked down the stairs to see if anyone was there
Anywhere I’ve lost my keys, I can’t find them anywhere
Sideways We turned the table sideways. so we could get it into the room.
There I didn’t put it there.
Somewhere I’ve got a feeling I’ve seen him before somewhere.
Upstairs He went upstairs and changed into fresh clothes.
Through Once the gate was opened everyone came rushing through.
Upwards A flight of steps led upwards to the front door.
Near I’m pretty sure that the bank is somewhere near.
Along He was tired from walking but he continued to plod along.
Behind Please don’t leave me behind.
Outdoors It’s warm enough to eat outdoors tonight.
Indoors Let’s go indoors and have something to eat.
Away She was angry with her boyfriend and just walked away.
Downstairs I tripped over the cat and fell downstairs.
ON We rode on for several more hours.
Below He jumped from the window into the swimming pool below.
Above Place flour into a bowl with milk above
Inside Don’t crush this box, there are flowers inside.
Outside Both dogs were still barking outside.
Here They have lived here for most of their lives.
Abroad We usually go abroad for two weeks in December.
Ahead Walk straight ahead until you reach the river.
Far The house was not too far away.
Home Come in and make yourself at home.
Downhill He ran downhill.
Uphill Follow the road or uphill.
Everywhere I’ve looked everywhere for my keys.
Over She turned over and went back to sleep.
Off The criminal ran off
By A car drove by on the other side of the road.
Last night What time did he get home last night.
Forward She started the engine up and the car moved forward.

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