• Run Out – Phrasal Verb of the Day

    Today’s phrasal verb of the day is: Run Out

    Infinitive form: Run Out

    Present Tense: Run Out/ Runs Out

    ing form: Running Out

    Past tense: Ran Out

    Participle: Run Out


    Run Out is an inseparable English phrasal verb.  It can be used in three different ways:


    When people exit a place very quickly. Run In/ Run Into is the opposite of Run Out

    1. The people ran out of the building when the fire alarm went off.

    2. I saw Hayden running out of the building a couple of minutes ago. I wonder if that has something to do with his ex-girlfriend?


    When you have nothing left to use, consume, etc. It is also used when something has been sold out

    1.  The handbag I bought is limited edition. I suggested you buy them before the store runs out of this beauty.

    2. Greg filled his car’s  tank earlier, which means that he can drive it for hours before his car will eventually run out of gas.


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    Exercises: Write your answers in comments and we will correct them.

    Fill in the gaps from the video above:

    “Let me tell it to you as clean as I can. We have 95 players here so accomplished as athletes in high school, we gave them full scholarships to the best football program in the country. NCAA regulations allow us to dress just 60 for home games, which means at least 35 scholarship players are gonna be watching the game from the stands. So if any of you has any fantasies about _____ __  of that stadium tunnel with your gold helmet shining in the sun, you best leave them right here. Of you 15 dreamers out there maybe we’ll keep one or two. My job is to basically beat the shit out of you for the next five days, and whoever is still standing at the end, maybe we’ll use for our scout teams. You’ll be running the oppositions plays week in and week out. The greatest value to us is we don’t care whether you get hurt. Our first teams are going to pound on you like you’re their worst enemies. Like what you hear so far? Any of you wanna run home to momma? Now’s your chance. Joe, they’re all yours.”

    What is Coach Warren’s speech about?



    Complete the sentences below with the correct form of Run Out.


    1. I wish they’d keep quiet and ___ __ of words to say to each other. They’ve been debating all morning that I want to ___ __ of this room and go somewhere else.

    2. We’ve ___ __ of beer and the party hasn’t even started yet!

    3.  When you ___ __ of useful things to say, it’s actually best to be silent.

    4. My phone’s battery ___ __ and I need to make that call. Can you show me where to find a payphone around here?

    5. Paul was ___ ___ of breath as he ___ ___ of the building.

    Change the example sentences above to negative sentences (or positive, if the sentence is already negative). Then change them to questions.

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