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    Re: to be run out?

    Hello,
    Can we use run out in passive form: "i am run out of gas?"
    thanks

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Re: to be run out?

    Usually we would say "I am out of gas/petrol" OR "I have run out of gas/petrol".

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    Re: to be run out?

    So generally can't we use it as a paasive verb?

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    Re: to be run out?

    Not as asked. 'Run out' is a cricket term.
    You could say 'I ran out of gas' which is correct, and 'I was out of gas' for the past and 'I will run out of gas if we do not find a garage soon' but normally just the simple statements given by Anglika.

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