Clauses of place

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Meaning

 

Clauses of place are subordinate clauses that express the place or the direction of an action mentioned in the main clause.

 

 

Form and Function

 

Clauses of place are introduced by adverbs wo, wohin and woher. They belong to subordinate adverbial clauses that contain a finite verb form.

 

 

adverbs of place
wo
wohin
woher

 


 

 

wo

 

stating a place Korrelat: uncommon

 

  Examples  
Ich möchte leben, wo meine Freunde leben.
Der Wind bläst, wo er will.

 


 

 

wohin / woher

 

stating direction Korrelat: uncommon

 

  Examples  
Die Meiers wollen ziehen, wohin das Klima mild ist.
Er fährt zurück, woher er gekommen ist.