LOWER INTERMEDIATE - READING 4

WORDS WITH 'RUN'
Look at these words.

run into             run out of             run over
run up               run for                 run by

They are all phrasal verbs. A phrasal verb is made from a verb and a preposition.

What do these phrasal verbs mean?
run into - I ran into Mary when I was at the shops. (an unplanned meeting)
run out of - I ran out of sugar. (to have no (sugar) left)

run over - Jack is very upset. He ran over his cat. (to drive over with your car)
run up - I ran up a huge bill at the grocery shop. (to accumulate a debt)
run for - George Bush is running for re-election. (standing for public office)
run by - I'm not sure if this is a good idea. I'll run it by my husband first. (check with someone)

You need to do two things here.
1. Choose the correct phrasal verb.
2. Choose the correct tense.

The first one has been done for you as an example.
1. Paul fuel for his car yesterday. He had to call for help
. (run out of / run over)
2. John is in financial trouble. He a huge mastercard debt. (run into / run up)
3. That's a good idea. I'll it my boss to see what he thinks. (run over / run by)
4. I Bilal at a meeting yesterday. (run into / run for)
5. I think I'll start a career in politics! I'm going to mayor! (run up / run for)
6. Jill had to go to hospital. Her friend her foot! (run by / run over)