Adverbs of place are words that tell you where something takes place. They give additional information about the verb.
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1. Wordlist

    • above(adverb)
    • Definition:
      • in a higher place; overhead; into or from heaven; upstairs
    • Example:
      • The sun shines in the sky above our heads.
    • below(adverb)
    • Definition:
      • in or to a lower place; beneath
    • Example:
      • Take a look at the exercise below!
    • behind(adverb)
    • Definition:
      • in a place or condition that has been passed or left
    • Example:
      • He is hiding behind a tree.
    • over(adverb)
    • Definition:
      • in or at a position above or higher than
    • Example:
      • I can see a bird flying over the rainbow.
    • under(adverb)
    • Definition:
      • in a way lower or less than
    • Example:
      • A monster is hiding under my bed.
    • in front of(adverb)
    • Definition:
      • further forward than
    • Example:
      • He was standing in front of a red sign.
    • there(adverb)
    • Definition:
      • in a place or location (stated, implied or otherwise indicated) at some distance from the speaker
    • Example:
      • He did not stop there, but continued his speech.
    • where(adverb)
    • Definition:
      • (often used interrogatively, in either a direct or indirect question) At what place; to what place; what place
    • Example:
      • Where are you? Where are you going? I don't know where he is.
    • anywhere(adverb)
    • Definition:
      • in or at any location or an unknown location
    • Example:
      • I don't know where I left my keys. They could be anywhere.
    • somewhere(adverb)
    • Definition:
      • in or to an uncertain or unspecified location
    • Example:
      • He plans to go somewhere warm for his vacation.
    • everywhere(adverb)
    • Definition:
      • in or to all locations under discussion
    • Example:
      • We went to Europe last year and went everywhere: Berlin, Paris, London, and Madrid.
    • nowhere(adverb)
    • Definition:
      • in or to no place
    • Example:
      • We sat in traffic, going nowhere.
    • elsewhere(adverb)
    • Definition:
      • in or at some other place; away
    • Example:
      • These particular trees can't be found elsewhere.
    • away(adverb)
    • Definition:
      • aside; off; in another direction
    • Example:
      • He went away on vacation.
    • back(adverb)
    • Definition:
      • to or in a previous condition or place
    • Example:
      • He was on vacation, but now he’s back.
    • backwards(adverb)
    • Definition:
      • in the opposite direction of usual
    • Example:
      • The clock did not work because the battery was inserted backwards.
    • forwards(adverb)
    • Definition:
      • towards the front
    • Example:
      • Children have to learn to walk backwards, but first they learn how to walk forwards.
    • towards(adverb)
    • Definition:
      • in the direction of something (indicated by context)
    • Example:
      • He ran towards the door hastily.
    • up(adverb)
    • Definition:
      • higher in pitch
    • Example:
      • I looked up and saw the airplane overhead.
    • down(adverb)
    • Definition:
      • from a higher position to a lower one; downwards
    • Example:
      • The cat jumped down from the table.
    • downstairs(adverb)
    • Definition:
      • living, stepping, or coming down the stairs
    • Example:
      • When the doorbell rang, the girl ran downstairs.
    • upstairs(adverb)
    • Definition:
      • up the stairs; on a higher floor or level
    • Example:
      • I'll take my shoes and put them away the next time I go upstairs.
    • far(adverb)
    • Definition:
      • distant in space, time or degree
    • Example:
      • My house is quite far from the beach.
    • near(adverb)
    • Definition:
      • having a small intervening distance with regard to something
    • Example:
      • I can't see him, but I can hear him - he must be very near.
    • here(adverb)
    • Definition:
      • in, on, or at this place
    • Example:
      • Here I am!
    • in(adverb)
    • Definition:
      • located/coming indoors or inside of sth.
    • Example:
      • He is in his room.
    • out(adverb)
    • Definition:
      • away from the inside or the centre
    • Example:
      • Let's eat out tonight!
    • indoors(adverb)
    • Definition:
      • in or into a building
    • Example:
      • She stays indoors most of the day.
    • outdoors(adverb)
    • Definition:
      • outside of a building
    • Example:
      • He likes to do sports outdoors.
    • outside(adverb)
    • Definition:
      • on or towards the outside
    • Example:
      • It's freezing outside!
    • inside(adverb)
    • Definition:
      • within or towards the interior of something
    • Example:
      • Inside the shell you will find the nut.
    • off(adverb)
    • Definition:
      • in a direction away from the speaker or object
    • Example:
      • He drove off in a cloud of smoke.
 

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