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    #1

    Smile I had a chance encounter with my ex-girlfriend

    I had a chance encounter with/ran across my ex-girlfriend at the park the other day.



    Do both of the underlined versions fit in the above sample and mean about the same? Thanks.

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    Re: I had a chance encounter with my ex-girlfriend

    I had a chance encounter with my ex-girlfriend at the park the other day.

    or

    I ran into my ex-girlfriend at the park the other day.

    ran across is usually used in reference to objects or articles found by accident as in: I ran across an article about grammar in the paper today.

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    #3

    Re: I had a chance encounter with my ex-girlfriend

    Quote Originally Posted by Hi_there_Carl View Post
    I had a chance encounter with my ex-girlfriend at the park the other day.

    or

    I ran into my ex-girlfriend at the park the other day.

    ran across is usually used in reference to objects or articles found by accident as in: I ran across an article about grammar in the paper today.
    Thanks, Carl.

    But I still have some doubt. I think "ran across people" also works, doesn't it?

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    Re: I had a chance encounter with my ex-girlfriend

    Yes, I suppose it might be used in this way:

    I was looking through the phone book and I ran across the name of an old friend of mine.


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    Re: I had a chance encounter with my ex-girlfriend

    Isn't it 'ran into my ex-girlfriend'

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    Re: I had a chance encounter with my ex-girlfriend

    Yes, As I said above, I think ran into is the best choice.

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