Using this dictionary ( learnersdictionary.com/definition/run ), I cannot seem to find a good definition of "run" that would fit some passage:
( abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/house-windsor-welcomes-royal-19741481 )
"Also tonight, that boy, of course is changing the royal line of succession, leaping in front of uncle harry. Now that william has a new baby, how does the line of succession run? "
Could this be a journalistic jargon?
not a teacher
"Run" has many subtly different meanings. In this case it means to take a particular order over a period of time.
In the dictionary link I feel that definition #23 (intransitive) is probably closest.
run - Dictionary definition and pronunciation - Yahoo! Education
So the sentence is: "Now that William has a new baby, what is the order of the line of succession?"
ps: Mike just beat me to it, I'll leave my post up to show that I agree with him.
Just curious. What do you think about #14?
I was drawn to both 14 and 19, as well.
I think the crucial sense of a changeable order is missing in 14, and in 19 the implication of an end-point makes it not quite right.
To me, 23 seems best although still not quite satisfactory.
Looking at my earlier post it occurred to me that the current line of succession probably is officially finite, which seems to be the case.
It appears that the orb stops with Karin Vogel of Germany (#5754 in line, b.1973).
I always thought my chances of assuming the throne were slim at best, but it's disappointing to find that I wouldn't even be in consideration.