adverbials of place

 

 

We use adverbials of place to describe:

Location

We use prepositions to talk about where someone or something is.

 Examples:

  • He was standing by the table.
  • You’ll find it in the cupboard.
  • Sign your name here – at the bottom of the page.

Direction

We use adverbials to to talk about the direction where someone or something is moving.

Examples:

  • Walk past the bank and keep going to the end of the street.
  • The car door is very small so it’s difficult to get into.

Distance

We use adverbials to show how far things are:

Examples:

  • Birmingham is 250 kilometres from London.
  • We were in London. Birmingham was 250 kilometres away.

Exercise

Comments

Hello,

I'm confused by following phrases:
• on the internet / in the internet
• log on / log in

I often saw them online. Are there differences between each phrase?

Hello Kiki!

There's not a very big difference between log in/log on. In most cases, both can be used.

For on the internet/in the internet, on the internet is usually better. In the internet is not used very often, except with another word, as in We live in the internet age.

Regards

Jeremy
The LearnEnglish Team

Is home an adverb in the sentence 'She came home early.'?(location)

Peter. I'm sorry. I'm new here and I thought you'd somehow not seen my first question. I really appreciate your help. I read the reply after I posted the question the second time.

  1. i like it but the first question , the right answer i think is location :)

Hi Melita
because they do not show location here but moving there the next week.it means move o Germany(toward Germany).this is actually direction.

Hello! I didn't understand why in the first question the answer is direction and not location, Germany isn't supposed to be a place? 
Thanks :)

Hi,

The sentence reads:"He's going to Germany", so a movement towards a destination is being expressed.

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