Has Ran or Has Run: Which One Is Correct

Has Ran or Has Run

When we speak or write in English, choosing the right words can sometimes be tricky. Today, we’ll explore two phrases that often confuse people: “has ran” and “has run.” We’ll find out which one is correct and how to use it properly.

The Correct Choice: “Has Run”

The correct phrase to use is “has run.”

You use “has run” when you’re talking about a single person or thing and something they did in the past that still matters now. Here are some examples:

  • “She has run three marathons this year.” (This means she ran three marathons, and it’s still important now.)
  • “The fridge has run out of water.” (The fridge ran out of water in the past, and it’s still out of water now.)

Why Not “Has Ran”?

You might wonder why “has ran” is incorrect. The main reason is that “ran” is the simple past form and is used without auxiliary verbs like “has.” You would use “ran” by itself to talk about an action completed in the past with no connection to the present.

For example:

  • She ran three miles yesterday.
  • They ran to the store before it closed.

Putting It Into Practice

Now that you know “has run” is the correct form, try using it in your sentences. Remember, “has run” is perfect for situations where an action was completed in the past but is relevant to the present. It’s a useful phrase to show continuity or lasting effects of past actions.

Here are a few more examples to help you practice:

  • The machine has run smoothly since we fixed it.
  • He has run his own business for five years.

Remembering the Rule

A good way to remember is to think about the word “eaten.” Just like we wouldn’t say “has ate,” we shouldn’t say “has ran.” Instead, we use “has eaten” and “has run.”

If you have an interest in learning more lessons like that, visit our lesson difference between eventhough vs even though.

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