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    We run out of chocolate ice cream

    Can you say "run out of " for "We're all out of some thing"? I think the present tense is quite awkward for a state of being out of something. I think it's wrong, what do you think?

    ex)We're all out of chocolate ice cream
    = We ran out of chocolate ice cream(0)
    != We run out of chocolate ice cream(X)

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    Re: We run out of chocolate ice cream

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Can you say "run out of " for "We're all out of some thing"? I think the present tense is quite awkward for a state of being out of something. I think it's wrong, what do you think?

    ex)We're all out of chocolate ice cream
    = We ran out of chocolate ice cream(0)
    != We run out of chocolate ice cream(X)
    We say "We have run out of..." in the present tense or "We ran out of..." in the past.

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