Expressions of place and time in sentences – Word order
Where do expression of place and time go in English sentences?
Have a look at the following examples.
|I||have||breakfast||in the kitchen.|
|They||play||handball||in the gym||every Monday.|
|My friend||is swimming||in the pool.|
|Every Saturday *||Peter||watches||TV||at home.|
- Expressions of time go at the end of a statement.
- At the end of the sentence: Place before Time
- NEVER put Place or Time between Verb and Object I have in the kitchen breakfast.
- * Definite expressions of time can also go at the beginning of the sentence if they are not the main focus in the sentence. If you are in doubt – put it at the end of the sentence – it is more likely to be right.