-We use adverbials of place to describe:
1)adverbials of location:
-We use prepositions to talk about where someone or something is:
-He was standing by the table.
-She lives in a village near Glasgow.
-You’ll find it in the cupboard.
-We use phrases with of as prepositions:
|at the back of||at the top of||at the bottom of||at the end of|
|on top of||at the front of||in front of||in the middle of|
-There were some flowers in the middle of the table.
-Sign your name here – at the bottom of the page.
-I can’t see. You’re standing in front of me.
-We can use rightas an intensifier with some of these prepositions:
-He was standing right next to the table.
-There were some flowers right in the middle of the table.
-There’s a wood right behind our house.
2)adverbials of direction:
-We also use prepositional phrases to talk about direction:
-She ran out of the house.
-Walk past the bank and keep going to the end of the street.
-We also use adverbs and adverb phrases for [b]place and direction:
-I would love to see Paris. I’ve never been there.
-The bedroom is [b]upstairs.
-It was so cold that we stayed indoors.
-We often have a preposition at the end of a clause:
-This is the room we have our meals in.
-The car door is very small so it’s difficult to get into.
-I lifted the carpet and looked underneath:
3)Adverbials of distance:
-We use adverbials of distance to show how far things are:
-Birmingham is 250 kilometres from London.
-Birmingham is 250 kilometres away from London.
-It is 250 kilometres from Birmingham to London.
-Sometimes we use a preposition at the end of a clause:
We were in London. Birmingham was 250 kilometres away.
Birmingham was 250 kilometres off.
-I lifted the carpet and looked underneath.