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Phrasal Verbs

run on (2)

This page is about the phrasal verb run on (2)

Meaning

to continue for longer than expected

Synonym

go on

For example

  • run on The new stadium is scheduled to be finished next June, but it looks like it could run on a bit longer.

  • run on The lecture is usually over by four o'clock, but sometimes it runs on for five or ten minutes.

Quick Quiz

The meeting ran on for about twenty minutes because

a. we did everything quickly

b. we had a lot to do

c. we ran out of time

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