adverbials of place



We use adverbials of place to describe:


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


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


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


  • 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.


We use adverbials to show how far things are:


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



Hello bhoj bikram,

Please look up 'by' in our dictionary (see the link on the right), and scroll all the way down the page, where the last entry for 'by' as a preposition and adverb is. You'll see that it means 'near' or 'at the side of'.

It takes some time, but if you look through the dictionary carefully, the meaning is usually there.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi everybody

Can someone of you give to me explanation about - on -in preposition!!?
i confuse the utilization of each of them.


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.


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 :)