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Oh, no! The guests will be here in a minute and we are running out/run out of coffee.

I had to insert run out/run into/run after in this sentence, but I do not know in what form - running out (Present Continious) or just run out.

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Oh, no! The guests will be here in a minute and we are running out of coffee. This is correct grammar but it sounds odd because one normally makes coffee just before guests leave, not just before they arrive.

Oh, no! The guests will be here in a minute and we are run out of coffee. This is not a valid English tense.

You could say

eg We have run out of coffee.

eg We are out of coffee.

Clive

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*Run out or running out?

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Do I understand you correctly that both sentences are correct?

P.S. I don’t know what etiquette you have, but in my country coffee is being prepared just in time for the arrival of guests.

No. I said that 'We are run out of coffee' is incorect.

I guess when to serve coffee depends on where you live!

Clive

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Okay. Thanks.

I think so.

Can you also check my answers in my last question, please?

What question, please?

Please, help me!

Find mistakes and correct them (check my answers, they are strong)

1. We stayed with friends for the summer.

2. There was certain discreet curiosity in her eyes that, which that was somehow very remarkable.

3. The fact that I still go to the school doesn’t mean that I am more stupid than you.

4. Breakfast you made was a delicious. (without a)

5. It was late the autumn. (without the)

6. I can speak Russian language, but I can’t speak English language. ?

7. The milk on a table is spoiled.

8. Most of students like studying in the college. ?

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Note that in some of these questions more context is needed.

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1. We stayed with friends for the summer.

2. There was a certain discreet curiosity in her eyes that was somehow very remarkable.

3. The fact that I still go to the school doesn’t mean that I am more stupid than you.

4. The breakfast you made was delicious. (without a)

5. It was late autumn. (without the)

6. I can speak Russian, but I can’t speak English.

7. The milk on the table is spoiled.

8. Most of the students like studying in the college.