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.

Time Subject Verb Object Place Time
  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.