1. Adverbs of time and place
Adverbs of time and place express when and where an action occurs.
Why have you come home so late?
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.
|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.
|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.
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