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    #1

    ran off the field

    The tournament was nearly over, but still neither team had scored...Then the stadium was full of joy and excitement as the crowd and the team cheered. Russell beamed with pride as he and his teammates ran off the field...

    Does "run off the field" mean "run away from the field"?

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    #2

    Re: ran off the field

    not a teacher

    It simply means to leave the field. Typically, in a stadium teams run off the field to go to their respective changing rooms under the grandstand.

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    #3

    Re: ran off the field

    Though why they would run off when it's "nearly" over is a mystery.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #4

    Re: ran off the field

    I agree. There seems to be something missing, such as a late score.

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    #5

    Re: ran off the field

    I think he "yadda, yadda'd" the winning score.

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    #6

    Re: ran off the field

    Did you just verb 'yadda'?

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    #7

    Re: ran off the field

    Did you just verb "verb"?

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    #8

    Re: ran off the field

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Did you just verb "verb"?
    Did you just unnecessarily obviousalize?

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    #9

    Re: ran off the field

    Obviously.

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    #10

    Re: ran off the field

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Though why they would run off when it's "nearly" over is a mystery.
    I wasn't sure whether or not to point that out in my first post. Like SDave, I assumed that keannu was just trying to establish some helpful context. Unfortunately, the apparent non sequitur merely added a little confusion instead.

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