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    Winwin2011 is offline Senior Member
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    "run out of " and "be + out of"

    Are the following sentences all possible? Is there a difference?

    1. The printer has run out of paper.
    2. The printer is out of paper.
    3. What can I do if I run out of toilet paper?
    4. What can I do if I'm out of toilet paper?

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    Re: "run out of " and "be + out of"

    The difference is that printers don't use toilet paper.

    Seriously, 1 and 2 mean the same, and 3 and 4 mean the same.

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    Re: "run out of " and "be + out of"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    The difference is that printers don't use toilet paper.

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