You can use place after an adjective when you are describing a building, room, town, or area of land. For example, instead of saying 'Paris is nice', you can say 'Paris is a nice place '. For example, you can say 'This is the place where I parked my car'. Don't use a to -infinitive after a place where. Don't say, for example, ' I'm looking for a place where to park my car '. Say 'I'm looking for a place to park my car' or 'I'm looking for a place where I can park my car'.
You can also say 'I'm looking for somewhere to park my car'. In British English, you don't usually use 'place' after 'any' in questions or negative statements. Don't say, for example, ' She never goes to any place alone '. You say 'She never goes anywhere alone'. Don't use 'that place' to refer to somewhere that has just been mentioned. Don't say, for example, ' I threw my bag on the ground and left it in that place '. You say 'I threw my bag on the ground and left it there '.
Don't use 'place' as an uncountable noun to refer to an open or empty area. Use room or space instead. Room is more likely to be used when you are talking about space inside an enclosed area. The verbs place and put are often used with the same meaning. Place is more formal than put, and is mainly used in writing. If you place something somewhere, you put it there.
You often use place to say that someone puts something somewhere neatly or carefully. If you place or put pressure on someone, you urge them to do something.
If you place or put an advert in a newspaper, you pay for the advert to be printed in the newspaper. Put in his place - definition of put in his place by The Free Dictionary https: An area with definite or indefinite boundaries; a portion of space. Room or space, especially adequate space: There is place for everyone at the back of the room. The particular portion of space occupied by or allocated to a person or thing.
A building or an area set aside for a specified purpose: A dwelling; a house: A locality, such as a town or city: A public square or street with houses in a town. A space in which one person, such as a passenger or spectator, can sit or stand.
A position regarded as belonging to someone or something else; stead: She was chosen in his place. A particular point that one has reached, as in a book: I have lost my place. A particular spot, as on the body: The proper or designated role or function: The proper or customary position or order: These books are out of place. A suitable setting or occasion: The appropriate right or duty: He overstepped his place. A particular situation or circumstance: Put yourself in my place.
A job, post, or position: Games Second position for betting purposes, as in a horserace. The specified stage in a list of points to be made, as in an argument: To put in or as if in a particular place or position; set.
To put in a specified relation or order: Place the words in alphabetical order. To offer for consideration: To put into a particular condition: To arrange for the publication or display of: To appoint to a post: To rank in an order or sequence: I'd place him second best. To identify or classify in a particular context: To give an order for: To apply or arrange for: To be among those who finish a competition or race, especially to finish second.
Film is sold all over the place. In the appropriate or usual position or order: With everything in place, she started the slide show.
In the same spot; without moving forwards or backwards: While marching in place, the band played a popular tune. Mathematics maths the relative position of a digit in a number.
See also decimal place. Horse Racing horse racing a. Brit the first, second, or third position at the finish. US and Canadian the first or usually the second position at the finish. Theatre theatre one of the three unities. Parliamentary Procedure another place parliamentary procedure a. Education the other place facetious a. General Sporting Terms passive Brit to cause a racehorse, greyhound, athlete, etc to arrive in first, second, third, or sometimes fourth place.
General Sporting Terms intr US and Canadian of a racehorse, greyhound, etc to finish among the first three in a contest, esp in second position. I would complain if I were in your place. A restaurant is no place for an argument. It is not your place to offer criticism. The kitchen is the sunniest place in the house. Use yogurt in place of sour cream. Place the dishes on the table. We place health high among our aims. He placed fifth in the class. He reached the place where I was standing.
I decided not to go anywhere in the summer holidays. I moved to London and soon found a job there. There's not enough room in the car for all of us. She placed the music on the piano and sat down. Renewed pressure will be placed on the Government this week. We placed an advert in an evening paper. Switch to new thesaurus. African the opportunity to visit new places. In this context, the construction is always negative duty , right , job , charge , concern , role , affair , responsibility , task , function , prerogative It is not my place to comment.
A particular portion of space chosen for something: A building or shelter where one lives: A particular geographic area: The function or position customarily occupied by another: The proper or designated location:More...