Phrasal Verbs

run on (1)

This page is about the phrasal verb run on (1)


to use a particular type of fuel or a particular power source

For example

  • run on sth Why did it take so long for the big car companies to develop and market cars that run on electricity instead of fossil fuels?

  • run on sth My new mobile phone runs on a battery that lasts for a month before it needs recharging.

Nouns often used as objects with run on (1): oil, petrol, gasoline, gas, electricity, battery, solar power, nuclear power

Quick Quiz

Because of global warming, it's very important that we try to stop using cars and other vehicles that run on

a. petrol or gasoline

b. electricity

c. wheels

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