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Hi all,

Are the underlined work adverbs of place, please?


We're going to a shopping center.

I'm going to my shop.

They usually go to school.

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No: it is the preposition phrases "to a shopping centre", "to my shop" and "to school" that function as locative expressions.

But they are not adjuncts (your adverbs); they are locative complements.

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Thank you for your answer.

I don't say your point of view about the function of those phrases is not right. There may be more than one word describing them.
I, personally assume, they're adverbials of place: https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/english-grammar-reference/adverbials-place or adverbial complements: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adverbial_complement


As well as, they perfectly answer the question "where" as the identifier of adverbs of place in those sentences.

"Shop", "shopping center" and school" are not adverbs, but nouns.

When they combine with prepositions they become locative expressions.

It's not the nouns but the PPs that answer the question "where":

A: "Where are you going"?

B: "I'm going to my shop. (not *I'm going shop")

And if you look at the examples given by Wiki and The British Council, you'll see that they both give PPs as adverbials of place.

Yeah, I was mistaken in the first place by wrongly putting underlines for those single nouns and then continued on them that way.

I actually meant those whole phrases (adverbials of place) to act like an adverb, just like you underlined.

I'm going to my shop.

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