Wordlist: Adverbs of place

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above
 
in a higher place; overhead; into or from heaven; upstairs
 
below
 
in or to a lower place; beneath
 
behind
 
in a place or condition that has been passed or left
 
over
 
in or at a position above or higher than
 
under
 
in a way lower or less than
 
in front of
 
further forward than
 
there
 
in a place or location (stated, implied or otherwise indicated) at some distance from the speaker
 
where
 
(often used interrogatively, in either a direct or indirect question) At what place; to what place; what place
 
anywhere
 
in or at any location or an unknown location
 
somewhere
 
in or to an uncertain or unspecified location
 
everywhere
 
in or to all locations under discussion
 
nowhere
 
in or to no place
 
elsewhere
 
in or at some other place; away
 
away
 
aside; off; in another direction
 
back
 
to or in a previous condition or place
 
backwards
 
in the opposite direction of usual
 
forwards
 
towards the front
 
towards
 
in the direction of something (indicated by context)
 
up
 
higher in pitch
 
down
 
from a higher position to a lower one; downwards
 
downstairs
 
living, stepping, or coming down the stairs
 
upstairs
 
up the stairs; on a higher floor or level
 
far
 
distant in space, time or degree
 
near
 
having a small intervening distance with regard to something
 
here
 
in, on, or at this place
 
in
 
located/coming indoors or inside of sth.
 
out
 
away from the inside or the centre
 
indoors
 
in or into a building
 
outdoors
 
outside of a building
 
outside
 
on or towards the outside
 
inside
 
within or towards the interior of something
 
off
 
in a direction away from the speaker or object
 
 
    • 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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above
below
behind
over
under
there
where
anywhere
somewhere
everywhere
nowhere
elsewhere
away
back
backwards
forwards
towards
up
down
downstairs
upstairs
far
near
here
in
out
indoors
outdoors
outside
inside
off
 
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        anywhere
        in or at any location or an unknown location
        out
        away from the inside or the centre
        in front of
        further forward than
        behind
        in a place or condition that has been passed or left
        outdoors
        outside of a building
        outside
        on or towards the outside
        near
        having a small intervening distance with regard to something
        downstairs
        living, stepping, or coming down the stairs
        upstairs
        up the stairs; on a higher floor or level
        up
        higher in pitch
        elsewhere
        in or at some other place; away
        far
        distant in space, time or degree
        backwards
        in the opposite direction of usual
        somewhere
        in or to an uncertain or unspecified location
        nowhere
        in or to no place
         
         
         
         

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