Mar 2, 2017

RUN OUT; RUN OUT OF something

7 cards
, 21 answers
  • Study box. Read these sentences carefully.

    1. Money ran out after four years and the building was never finished.
    2. Why has the car stopped? ~ It’s run out of petrol.
    3. Can I have a copy of the handout? ~ I’m afraid we’ve run out.
    4. I’ve run out of sugar. I’ll see if I can borrow some.
    5. Time is running out and we still have loads to do.
    • Use the sentences in the study box to help you do these exercises.
      • Use three of the words below to complete the meaning of run out:

        little       •       none       •       supply       •       used

        if a supply of something runs out, or if a person runs out of a of
        something, there is left because it has all been

        • Which of these are grammatically possible?
          • Our money ran out.
          • We ran out.
          • We ran out money.
          • We ran out of money.

        • Which of these sentences are correct?
          • The torch doesn’t work. The battery must have run out.
          • You have run out space on the disk.
          • Dad took so many photos he soon runs out of film.
          • The report was printed on blue paper, as the white had ran out.
          • They ran out of petrol in the middle of nowhere.
          • The whole team is tired and they’re running out ideas.

      • Respond to the following in an appropriate way, using a form of ‘run out’ or ‘run out of’ in each response and any other necessary information:
        • A: Why was the project stopped?
          B: Because funds  . . . 
          run out
          .
          • run out
          • run out of

        • A: Shall I make us a coffee?
          B: You can’t. We’ve  . . . 
          run out of
          coffee.
          • run out
          • run out of

        • A: Is there any more wine?
          B: I think it’s  . . . 
          run out
          .
          • run out
          • run out of

        • A: Are you going to have another Coke?
          B: No. I have  . . . 
          run out of
          money.
          • run out
          • run out of

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