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Hi

Could you please tell me if the use of 'run out' is natural here?

1) I could see that the fuel/gas/petrol was going to run out soon.

2) We had run out of milk and sugar.

3) The ration was little and was soon going to run out.

Thanks,

Tom

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Yes, you understand the expression correctly.

Here are a few edits.

1) I could see that the fuel/gas/petrol was going to run out soon. We usually use active voice, eg I was going to run out of gas soon.

2) We had run out of milk and sugar. OK

3) The ration was small little and was soon going to run out.

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Clive

Here are a few edits.

1) I could see that the fuel/gas/petrol was going to run out soon. We usually use active voice, eg I was going to run out of gas soon.

Thanks, Clive.

Can I ask one more question?

Isn't it active-voice construction? Or is it passive voice?

Gas was going to run out soon.

Best,

Tom

I guess so.

You can say The gas ran out or Jim ran out of gas or The car ran out of gas.

What I meant was that we say #2 and #3 more than #1.

Clive