Adverbs are words or groups of words which tell time, place, frequency or manner.
|I ate my lunch yesterday.||She went there.|
|I ate at that restaurant last week.||She went downtown.|
Prepositions are usually followed by objects in prepositional phrases. They can also be used to indicate time, place, frequency, duration, reason, manner, or to show contrast.
|I ate my lunch at noon.||She went to the store.|
|I ate in the cafeteria.||She walked into the house.|
*Do not use adverbs as objects of prepositions.
|I went to somewhere.||I went somewhere.|
|I was busy at last night.||I was busy last night.|
|John works in downtown.||John works downtown.|
|She came to home on yesterday.||She came home yesterday.|
Be careful with words such as home, downtown, today, next/last week, etc. which are sometimes used as adverbs and sometimes used as nouns.
|I will go back tomorrow.||Tomorrow is another day.|
|She went home last night.||They built a home in Oregon.|
|Next week I will travel to Iowa.||Next week is my vacation.|
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