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These are often [[compound]]s of a [[preposition]] and a [[noun]], such as "indoors", "outside", "upstairs", "downstairs", "downtown", "uptown".
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These are often [[compound]]s of a [[preposition]] and a [[noun]], such as "indoors", "outdoors", "inside", "outside", "upstairs", "downstairs", "downtown", "uptown".
  
 
"[[Home]]" is a special case; it is often an adverb of place, as in "I'm going home"; <sup>#</sup>"I'm going to home", which students often say, may be grammatically correct, but is semantically unusual.  Whereas "I'm home" and "I'm at home" are both OK.  But we say "I'm eating at home" not *"I'm eating home".
 
"[[Home]]" is a special case; it is often an adverb of place, as in "I'm going home"; <sup>#</sup>"I'm going to home", which students often say, may be grammatically correct, but is semantically unusual.  Whereas "I'm home" and "I'm at home" are both OK.  But we say "I'm eating at home" not *"I'm eating home".

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An adverb of place is an adverb that refers to place.

Common adverbs include "here", "there", etc

Adverb phrases usually include the prepositions "in" or "at", such as "I live in London", "The Magna Carta was signed at Runnymede."


These are often compounds of a preposition and a noun, such as "indoors", "outdoors", "inside", "outside", "upstairs", "downstairs", "downtown", "uptown".

"Home" is a special case; it is often an adverb of place, as in "I'm going home"; #"I'm going to home", which students often say, may be grammatically correct, but is semantically unusual. Whereas "I'm home" and "I'm at home" are both OK. But we say "I'm eating at home" not *"I'm eating home".

There may not be a complete distinction between an adverb of place and a adverb of movement.


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