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Hi teachers,

Which is the difference between 'run over' and 'run into'?

Bokth them them mean the same 'collide with a person or a vehilcle'?

Examples:

He lost his job after he 'ran into' a police car.

A couple of weeks ago he almost 'ran over' an old lady.

Thanks in advance
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Hi,

Which is the difference between 'run over' and 'run into'?
Bokth them them mean the same 'collide with a person or a vehilcle'?

Examples:
He lost his job after he 'ran into' a police car.
A couple of weeks ago he almost 'ran over' an old lady.

Here's the basic idea.
run into = hit
run over = the car's wheels pass over the top of the person or thing.

As you can see, it's easy to run over an old lady. As for things, it's easy to run over a bicycle, but it would be almost impossible to run over a police car.

Clive
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Thinking SpainBokth them them mean the same 'collide with a person or a vehilcle'?

Very Sorry. I mean, both of them mean the same ...
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Yes! that's a woderful explanation!!!Emotion: clap Thanks a lot Clive.
Thinking SpainYes! that's a woderful explanation!!! Thanks a lot Clive.

Yes! That's a wonderful explanation!!! Thanks a lot Clive.

Sorry. I was too excited with the explanation you gave and I made a couple of mistakes. Emotion: sweating
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Excelent explanation, Clive. Thanks for that.