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    What does "run through" mean in the following?

    1. Intrigued by her philosophy of diversity, I asked Phyllis to run me through a workshop she runs for employees at Charles Schwab.

    2. Identify the cultural assumptions that inform personal behavior.

    I know the general meaning of "inform," but in the above context it's confusing. What does it mean here?

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: run me through

    Quote Originally Posted by unpakwon View Post
    What does "run through" mean in the following?

    1. Intrigued by her philosophy of diversity, I asked Phyllis to run me through a workshop she runs for employees at Charles Schwab.

    2. Identify the cultural assumptions that inform personal behavior.

    I know the general meaning of "inform," but in the above context it's confusing. What does it mean here?

    Thank you.
    #1 In the context presented, "run me through" means to review for me/tell me about (the workshop).

    #2 Not the best choice of words. I would prefer to use "influence".

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    I see.

    Thank you for the help.

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    Default Re: run me through

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
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    #2 Not the best choice of words. I would prefer to use "influence".
    Maybe not the best in an audience that is not accustomed to Br English; and possibly a little formal (or even archaic).

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