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    #1

    run away with the/an idea

    Are the following sentences OK?
    What is the difference in nuance between them?

    "Don't run away with the idea that this job is easy."
    "Don't run away with an idea that this job is easy."

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    Re: run away with the/an idea

    They are both grammatical, but they may not carry your intended meaning, depending upon what you mean by 'run away with'.

    What do you mean by 'run away with' in your sentence? It has a literal meaning, as well as several idiomatic meanings.

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    Re: run away with the/an idea

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    They are both grammatical, but they may not carry your intended meaning, depending upon what you mean by 'run away with'.

    What do you mean by 'run away with' in your sentence? It has a literal meaning, as well as several idiomatic meanings.
    I used the expression to mean "Don't jump to the conclusion that this job is easy."

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    Re: run away with the/an idea

    I would use "the" in your sentence.

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