LS Refresher 67: Ran out vs. Out of

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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.

Source: Cambridge Dictionary

(b) Ran out 

To use something completely so that nothing is left

Ex. He just ran out of ideas.

Source: Cambridge Dictionary

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