English Phrasal Verbs: Run Out Of Something

Run out of something

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In this lesson, I show how I used the phrasal verb – run out of something – in one of my videos, and then give more examples.

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Run Out Of Something

In the example I gave, I said the following:

“I’m currently doing some video editing, but I’m gonna take a break because I’m running out of energy.”

This means that I nearly have no energy left. I used the present continuous to show this. I could also use the present perfect – I have run out of energy – to make the message stronger.

Here are three more examples:

  • “We’ve run out of milk. Could you get some on your way home?”
  • “My friend ran out of petrol on the motorway.”
  • “We’re not going to run out of wood anytime soon.”

What to Do Now:

1. Answer the question: Have you ever run out of petrol while driving?
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3. Check out other phrasal verb lessons here.

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  • Cleona Patterson

    I ran out of petrol once on the way from Melbourne to Sydney, how embarassing!

    • How long did you have to wait for help?

      • Cleona Patterson

        NRMA roadside service were there within an hour with some petrol! Great service for $135 per year I think it is now!

  • Sahar Shamout

    Well ..I never had a car and never had a driven so I’m not going to run out of petrol anytime

  • No, I haven’t . I don’t have a car .