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Language Refresher 67: Ran out vs Out of

Here are the rules that will help us learn how to use ‘ran out’ vs ‘out of’

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(a) Out of

no longer in a stated place or condition. 

Ex: An apple rolled out of the bag.

used to show what something is made from

Ex. The dress was made out of velvet. 

used to show the reason why someone does something:

Ex. I took the job out of necessity because we had no money left.

 

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(b) Ran out 

-to use something completely so that nothing is left

Ex. He just ran out of ideas.

 

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