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fantasydew

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Hi everybody,
I am not a native English speaker and i would like to ask you what does this statement mean:" He run errands for the household". Can you give me a synonym for it?

Thank you for helping me!
 

Anglika

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Welcome to the forums.

He makes short journeys to take messages or to deliver or collect something on behalf of the household.
 

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Hi fantasydew,


We (you and I) come from the same part of the Earth. We are practically countrymen. I vouch for the truth of Anglika’s words. I have complete faith in.


There are further explanatory words concerning the matter in question.
run an errand

Go to perform a commission, as in

“I spent the morning running household errands--to the cleaners, the supermarket, the hardware store.“

footman

a man employed as a servant in a large establishment (as a palace) to run errands and do chores

chores A routine or minor duty or task. Daily or routine domestic tasks, especially a farmer's routine morning and evening tasks, such as feeding livestock. An unpleasant or burdensome task

As a boy I used to run errands for people for pennies, like many more did.
Next I had to run errands and to do various little jobs like drawing a pint of vinegar from a big store.
Sometimes you had to get sandwiches for other people's lunch and run errands , deliver clothes.
He will cook meals, wash floors, run errands , reap and mow crops and tend animals.
Clean his boots, run errands , lay out his clothes, prepare hot water for him to shave, serve….

Regards.

V.
 
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