to run out of sth

by | Last updated Apr 19, 2019 | Phrasal verbs | 0 comments

to run out of sth

by | Last updated Apr 19, 2019 | Phrasal verbs | 0 comments

This sentence contains the phrasal verb "to run out of something". Do you know this phrasal verb? How much of the sentence can you understand?

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Language: B1 (Intermediate)  //  Accent: Scottish

Photo by Veri Ivanova on Unsplash

This sentence contains the phrasal verb "to run out of something". Do you know this phrasal verb? How much of the sentence can you understand?

 

Listen as many times as you need to, then check your understanding and practise using the new language.

 

If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

 

Language: B1 (Intermediate)  //  Accent: Scottish

 

Photo by Veri Ivanova on Unsplash

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On the the exam went well, but I out of and couldn't the last question.

About the sentence

to run out of something

to run out of something = to use something up/finish something, meaning that there is none remaining

This phrasal verb can be used both with physical things (e.g. food) as well as more abstract things (e.g. time, patience, money, energy).

It is common to use the phrasal verb in the present perfect in order to focus on a present result, e.g. We have run out of milk = we need to go and buy some/I can't make a cup of tea.

The phrasal verb can also be used in the continuous, to communicate the idea that something is close to being gone/used up, e.g. We're running out of sugar - can you add it to the shopping list?


On the whole = in general/overall. e.g. On the whole, the weather in the UK is better than people think.

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  • Is there anything in your kitchen that you have run out of/are running out of?

  • Have you ever run out of patience with someone? What happened?

  • Can you think of a time when you ran out of time or money?

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