RUN is an interesting verb that combines with several prepositions to form phrasal verbs. As you know, a phrasal verb is a verb plus a preposition which is used as an idiom. For today’s English lesson let’s have a look at five phrasal verbs that use RUN.
Here are the example sentences:
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run away (from)
- Jane! Why did you run away from me last night. Don’t you love me?
- Tommy ran away from home when he was 13 and joined the circus.
- I put a fence around my house to keep my dogs from running away.
run into (1)
- Jack said he ran into Jon Bon Jovi in the hotel lobby.
- I hope I don’t run into my ex-girlfriend at the club tonight.
- If you run into Jane at the party, tell her I said hello!
run into (2)
- Bob was rushing to leave the office and ran into his secretary. She dropped all of her files and a cup of coffee.
- If you drive too closely to the car in front of you, you might run into it.
- The truck’s brakes malfunctioned and it ran into a parked car.
run out of
- If you run out of supplies like pens or folders, just ask the office manager.
- Tom never seems to run out of excuses for being late.
- If we do not hurry we will run out of time. The report is due by the end of the day.
run over (1)
- We need to run over the price list once more before having it printed.
- I need someone to help me run over this report.
- Let’s run over the plan one more time to make sure we know what to do.
run over (2)
- The CEO’s speech ran over, so we need to extend the meeting a few more minutes.
- If the meeting runs over more than 10 minutes, the hotel will charge us an overtime fee.
- The concert ran over because the band did three encores.
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