To ran out

To ran outHello all,

How are you?

Last weekend I wanted to take a trip with my friends. We got in my car and headed to a cabin. Everything was great until I ran out of gas! We had to walk to a gas station and everyone was tired and angry. We finally made it to the cabin but the weekend was off to a bad start.

Today we are going to look at the phrasal verb to run out. It means something has come to an end or has expired.

To run out is an inseparable phrasal verb. You run out of something.

Let’s look at some examples:

John always runs out of time when he takes tests.

Jennifer is very talkative. She never runs out of things to say.

 To run out is often used in relation to food or beverages.

To ran out

For example:

We ran out of coffee yesterday, so this morning I had to go to the cafe.

The Italian restaurant ran out of lasagna and had to serve macaroni.

Don’t get caught unprepared! Keep studying before you run out of time.

Best regards,


NOW teacher



    • The Now squad

      Hello Pham,
      The use of the phrasal verb is correct but the verb tenses in the sentence are not:

      If you want to by a book today and you do not have enough money you would say:

      I want to buy a new book but I have run out of money.

      And if you are talking about yesterday you would say:

      I wanted to buy a new book but I ran out of money.

      Take care,


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