Adverbs are one of the introductory chapters that are introduced to students while they are still in their primary classes. This chapter is included as an introductory chapter as it helps the students develop the basic ideas and identify the different types of adverbs. The adverb of place worksheet allows students to understand the concept of the adverb of place better and understand the difference between prepositions and adverbs of place.
Adverb of Place Worksheets:-Download PDF
Adverb of Place Worksheet:-Download PDF
What is an Adverb of Place?
Before understanding what an adverb of place means, one has to understand adverbs. An adverb is a word that improves/modifies a verb, adjective, or other adverb in a sentence. For example, “The magician mysteriously disappeared inside the cupboard.” Here, mysteriously is an adverb that modifies the verb disappeared. Further, adverbs can be divided into seven different types, and one among them is the adverb of place. Adverb of place talks about the place of action. For example, “My brother is out.” Here, ‘out’ is the adverb of place. Once students have understood the basics of the adverb of place, they can solve the various adverb of place worksheet pdf available at our BYJU’S website. This worksheet can be easily downloaded by both students and parents.
How to Identify an Adverb of Place?
Students might confuse between adverb of place and preposition, so here are some tips that would help them identify the adverb of place correctly:
- Adverbs of place are placed after the principal verb or the object in the sentence.
- Unlike prepositions which talk about the position of a noun or pronoun, an adverb of the place tells the position of the verb.
- Adverb of places refers to directions, distances and position of an object in relation to one another.
- Adverb of places can end with ‘wards’ like downwards, upwards, downwards, inwards etc., and with ‘where’ like somewhere, everywhere, nowhere, anywhere etc.
Difference between Adverb of Place and Prepositions
For students, both prepositions and adverbs of place denote about places. How would one explain the difference between adverbs of place and prepositions? The basic difference between adverbs of place and prepositions is that prepositions are used before nouns or pronouns to denote time, place, or direction. For example, “The dog jumped over the wall.” Here, ‘over’ is the preposition and is used before the noun ‘wall’. In contrast, an adverb of place is placed after the main verb or object of the sentence to determine where it is. For example, “The dog ran away.” Here ‘away’ is the adverb of place.