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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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Very good . Phrasal Verbs is a little difficult to me yet. But first of all I'm learning the most used.. =)
I really need to make a little question that doesn't have any sense with this subject…. What does '22' means for u americans? Like in the song 22 of Taylor Swift …. I really need to understand that !!
It seems like Taylor Swift is singing about the joys of being 22 years old in that song. It is not anything particularly special for Americans in general, but she released it when she was 22 🙂
Hummmmm… Thank you , very interesting!! (:
A kitten has run away from its house. I ran away from him so that a disagreement didn’t happen. He ran into his old friend in the festival. You might run into another car as you can’t drive well. We seem to run out of time. We have to run over an advert once more before having it published. The teacher’s speech ran over because most parents were late.
Nice examples, Marta. Thanks!