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While batsmen may hit/score/take two runs or make two runs, they DON'T run two runs. It's not idiomatic. Instead, as you suggest, ran two is fine when the context is already established. You will often hear expressions such as: they take an easy two.... they scurry home for two... they snatch two (runs).... and so on.


If you want to go in after them I would say "after you", otherwise I would say "this way(, please)". In either case, I would move my hand and point into the doors.


Yes, "You still here?" is very common in colloquial speech. "You still in?" I would understand as using the adverb "in" (usually meaning "at home"), not the preposition "in". To mean "Are you still in the building?" I would expect "You still inside?" Edit: I misread part of the question. Yes, "You still in [name of building]?" is fine. I thought you were ...


Formally, questions often start with "does" or "do" - does anyone know where my hat is? Do you want a cup of tea? The verb (e.g. "know", "want") is the base (infinitive) form. In informal conversation the do/does at the start is often omitted, but the verb remains in the base form. Thus your teacher is correct.

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