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Exercise 1

1. Adverbs of time and place

Adverbs of time and place express when and where an action occurs.
TIME
Why have you come home so late?
PLACE
Look, there is a place to park over there!

2. Adverbs of time in English

Adverbs of time tell us when an action takes place.

Adverb Examples
Early She usually gets up very early.
Late We have dinner late on Saturdays.
Today I haven't got maths today.
Tomorrow We could meet tomorrow.
Tonight We are going to watch a film tonight.
Now What is your sister doing now?
Then Cook the carrots first and then add the onions.
Yesterday Yesterday we had dinner and watched television.
They are usually placed at the end of the sentence, although some may be placed at the beginning to emphasize when the action occurs.
Today is Halloween / It's Halloween today.
Now it's raining / It's raining now.

3. Adverbs of place in English

Adverbs of place tell us where an action occurs.

Adverb Examples
Here I've worked here for five years.
There The bus stop is over there.
Inside It's starting to rain. Let's go inside.
Outside The children are playing outside.
Upstairs Jill is upstairs, in her bedroom.
Downstairs Go downstairs and have breakfast.
Nearby Is there a good restaurant nearby?
Far (away) That city is far away from here.
They are usually placed after the verb or at the end of the sentence.
They are making a snowman outside.
Let's go upstairs to put on your pyjamas.

When we have two adverbs in the same sentence, the adverb of place usually comes first and then the adverb of time.

We could have dinner outside tonight.

Remember!

Adverbs of time
Early Late
Tonight Yesterday
Today Tomorrow
Then Now
Adverbs of place
Here There
Outside Inside
Upstairs Downstairs
Nearby Far (away)

 

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