Category:English locatives

Here belong English terms that are locatives. They are terms that can be used after forms of be to indicate the location of a subject and in answer to questions about the location of something. If they are a single word, they may appear in dictionaries as adverbs or nouns. Some idiomatic expressions are locatives. Many prepositional phrases are also locatives, but do not appear in dictionaries.

Many words suffixed with -side or with -ward can be used locatively in rare, unusual or nonstandard ways, e.g. Where is he? Oh, he's oceanside, meaning near or beside the ocean, or he's oceanward meaning on the way to the ocean. See -side and -ward for more.