He_____the bus so that he could reach office in time.
a. ran for
b. ran into
d. ran after
I could not solve this question and find it difficult to understand difference in the options.
ran for ran into and ran after are prepositional phrases that all i know but i am unable to determine the usage of each word.
ran after:here's what i researched.
Yes, ran after is a (transitive) phrasal verb.
To "run after" someone means to chase them with the intent to catch them and interact with them in some way.
If you parse it as a verb + a prepositional phrase, you would have a meaning of "to run at a later time than someone", which in most cases (including your example) does not make sense.
So ran after here too doesn't make sense
ran into: to bump into someone or something.
ran for: To flee toward something or some place, especially for shelter or safety:
took:reach for and hold
i am confused between ranfor and ran into and took
I need to analyze which option is correct and why. Am I missing out any rule?