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Adverbs of time and place

In the past units you have studied all about adverbs. For example in unit 16 you learned about adverbs of frequency, in unit 75 you focused on adverbs of quantity, and finally in unit 83 we studied adverbs of manner. If you like, simply go back to those previous units to refresh your memory and then come back to this post to learn more.

In unit 84 we are going to learn about four more types of adverbs:

  • Adverbs of time
  • Adverbs of place
  • Adverbs of certainty
  • Connecting adverbs

Today let’s start with adverbs of time and place. Adverbs of time are used to say when something happens. They are normally used at the end of a sentence but may also be used at the beginning in certain cases.

I’m not working today.

Today I’m not working.

Let’s look at some more:

Afterwards

I’m working late tonight so I’ll meet you afterwards.

Again

Has he forgotten his keys again?

Immediately

If you feel sick come home immediately .

Before

Before you leave please take out the rubbish.

Early

Tomorrow I arrive early, so don’t wait up!

Finally

Finally she realised that she didn’t love him.

Last

You are the last person to arrive, please close the door!

Lately

She hasn’t felt too good lately, I wonder what’s wrong?

Late

You’re late for class again

Recently

Recently Mike has been working so hard at school

Then

She arrived and then we went out.

Yesterday

It was my birthday yesterday. I turned 92.

Adverbs of place are normally used to say where something is, or where something happens. They are most commonly used at the end of a sentence, however in formal writing or literary texts you
may use them at the beginning of a sentence.

Above

I saw the spider hanging above my head.

Around

The boys ran around the tree.

Below

They say there are large fish living below the ocean.

Downstairs

My keys are downstairs.

Here

How many people are here?

Inside

The teacher is inside the classroom.

There

The children are sitting over there.

Outside

I’ll wait outside for you.

Wherever

Wherever you go, I’ll be there!

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George was born and raised near Glasgow, Scotland. He has been teaching English in Spain for the past 4 years, from beginner to business. In his free time he loves travelling with friends and really enjoys watching a good game of football and tennis.

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