What are Adverbs of Place?

Adverbs of place tell us where something happens. They answer the where question.

Adverbs of place modify verbs. They do not modify adverbs or adjectives.


Ben is travelling abroad.

Where is Ben travelling?

Answer: abroad

adverbs of place

Common Adverbs of Place

  • above
  • abroad
  • anywhere
  • away
  • behind
  • below
  • here
  • home
  • near
  • there

Position of Adverbs of Place in a Sentence


For Transitive Verbs, adverbs of place come after the verb they modify.

For Intransitive Verbs, adverbs of place come after the object of the verb they modify.

subject verb adverb of place.

I swam there.

subject verb object adverb of place.

I ate a hamburger there.