View Single Post
  #1 (permalink)  
Unread Jun 5th, 2016, 12:25 am
alexlearner alexlearner is offline
eslHQ Member
Join Date: Jun 1st, 2016
Posts: 28
alexlearner is on a distinguished road
Default to run out vs to run out of something

I would like to make up four sentences.

(1) I ran out of these pamphlets.
(2) These pamphlets ran out.
(3) This particular pamphlet ran out.
(4) This particular pamphlet ran out of copies.

I do not have any questions about (1) and (2). If you compare (3) and (4), (4) has two extra words at the end, which are "of copies".

Is it grammatically wrong to add the two words there? Thank you for your help.
Reply With Quote