Adverbials of location

Learn about adverbials of location like between, underneath, in front of, around and downstairs and do the exercises to practise using them.

Level: beginner

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

above among at behind below beneath
beside between by in in between inside
near next to on opposite outside over
round through under underneath    

He was standing by the table.
She lives in a village near Glasgow.
You'll find it in the cupboard.

Adverbials of location 1


We use phrases with of as prepositions:

at the back of at the top of at the bottom of at the end of
on top of at the front of in front of in the middle of

There were some flowers in the middle of the table.
Sign your name here – at the bottom of the page.
I can't see. You're standing in front of me.

We can use right as an intensifier with some of these adverbials:

He was standing right next to the table.
There were some flowers right in the middle of the table.
There's a wood right behind our house.

Adverbials of location 2


Adverbials of location 3


We also use adverbs for location:

abroad here indoors upstairs
overseas there outdoors downstairs
away round out of doors home
nearby around next door  

Children love to play out of doors.
Did you see anybody there?
We have one bedroom downstairs.
Don't leave things lying around.


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Submitted by OlaIELTS on Sat, 11/07/2020 - 03:09

It's really helpful.