Check out the definition of “run against” in this on-line grammar textbook.

If anyone can figure out who did this textbook, feel free to let us know.

MCM

From Dorothy Fadiman:

Subject: Can you believe this????

MARINA, OUR UKRAINIAN RUSSIAN LANGUAGE TRANSLATOR,
JUST SENT US THIS:

Dear Dorothy,

I was practicing my English phrasal words online and look what I found!!

RUN AGAINST = compete in an election

“OBAMA ran against McCAIN in the 2008 U.S. elections and, unfortunately, won.”

I was shocked to see such sentence in an American GRAMMAR BOOK, which is more
or less official!

http://www.advanced-english-grammar.com/phrasal-verb-run.html

Phrasal Verb RUN

Below the phrasal verb run is shown in its many forms. There is an exercise below to help you see how well you understand this particular phrasal verb.

RUN ACROSS = find or meet unexpectedly

I ran across some old photos while I was cleaning my house.

RUN AFTER = chase

Mother was running after her three children all day.

RUN AGAINST = compete in an election

OBAMA ran against McCAIN in the 2008 U.S. elections and, unfortunately, won.



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