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5 ways of using 'run'

Do you have a minute to spare to learn some English? Watch Georgina run the show and explain 5 uses of 'run'! Give us 60 seconds and we'll give you the English!

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Georgina
Hi, it's Georgina from BBC Learning English. Today we look at 5 ways of using 'run'.

The most common way of using run is to move your legs faster than a walk. I had to run for the bus this morning. I was so late.

Run can be used when we need to go somewhere unexpectedly for a short time. Oh no, there's no milk! I have to run to the shop later.

Another way to use run is to talk about a regular transport service. The trains normally run every hour until quite late.

You can use run to show that someone is the boss of a project. My cousin runs a clothes shop.

Lastly, we use run when we have to leave in a hurry.

Roy
Hurry up! You're late for the meeting!

Georgina
Oh no, I've got to run! Bye for now!

5 ways of using 'run'

Walk fast
Run
can mean 'move your legs faster than a walk'.

  • I had to run for the bus this morning.
  • I like to run around the park twice a week.

Go somewhere
Run
can be used when we need to go somewhere unexpectedly for a short time.

  • I have to run to the shop later. We need milk.
  • I'm just running to town. Do you need anything?

Transport
Run
can describe the action of a regular transport service.

  • The train runs every hour until quite late.
  • The bus service runs as far north as Manchester.

Boss
You can use run to show that someone is the boss of a project.

  • My cousin runs a clothes shop.
  • The construction is being run by the youngest architect ever.

Leave
Run
can mean 'leave in a hurry'.

  • I've got to run. See you tomorrow.

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