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    run across vs run into

    1) I ran across this expression when I was reading a novel last night.
    2) I ran into this expression when I was reading a novel last night.


    Can someone please tell me which of the above sentences sounds natural?

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    Re: run across vs run into

    Quote Originally Posted by daemon99 View Post
    1) I ran across this expression when I was reading a novel last night.
    2) I ran into this expression when I was reading a novel last night.


    Can someone please tell me which of the above sentences sounds natural?
    I would say "I came across this expression..."

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    Re: run across vs run into

    'Run across', like 'bump into' (when it's used metaphorically, and doesn't involve a low-speed crash ), is used of people: 'I ran across an old friend at the conference'.

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