Adverbs of Place
here, nowhere, somewhere, there, away, everywhere,
If there is no object, these adverbs are usually placed after the verb:
Sheila went inside.
The kids went outside.
Let's go forwards.
But they come after verb + object or verb + preposition + object:
She sent him away.
I looked for it everywhere.
Adverb phrases, formed of preposition + noun/pronoun/adverb, follow the above position rules:
The parrot sat on a perch.
He stood in the doorway.
He lives near me.
somewhere, anywhere follow the same basic rules as some and any:
I've seen that man somewhere.
Can you see my key anywhere? b) No, I can't see it anywhere.
Are you going anywhere? (ordinary question) but
Are you going somewhere? (I assume that you are.)
nowhere, however, is not normally used in this position except in the expression to get nowhere (= to achieve nothing/to make no progress
Threatening people will get you nowhere. (You'll gain no advantage by threatening people.
But it can be used in short answers:
Where are you going?
Nowhere. (I'm not going anywhere.)
It can also, in formal English, be placed at the beginning of a sentence and is then followed by an inverted verb:
Nowhere will you find better roses than these.
here, there can be followed by be/come/go + noun subject:
Here's Tom. There's Ann. Here comes the train.
There goes our bus.
There he is. Here I am. Here it comes. But someone and something follow the verb:
There's someone who can help you.
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