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Eng. Fawad Ahmad
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 7:32:36 AM

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Are these two sentences similar:

I run a home.
I financially support a home.

???????????????
LucOneOff
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 7:48:47 AM

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Not sure run could be just manage with someoneelse money
Luker4
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 8:01:21 AM

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woudn't it be better to say

I run a household ?
seemo74
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 8:10:14 AM

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What do you imply ?
Luker4
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 8:34:30 AM

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the word run has so many meanings, if Drag0nspeaker doesn't like it I totally get it Whistle Whistle Dancing


but that's not what I implied, if your question was for me :P
ChristineC
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 8:42:02 AM

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I own my home.
Eng. Fawad Ahmad
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 8:42:12 AM

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Still not clear to me whether I am correct or not?
Luker4
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 8:56:59 AM

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[Quote:]
Run
31. To control, manage, or direct: ran the campaign by himself; a bureau that runs espionage operations.


it means more than just support, you control it.
LMcL
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 12:04:56 PM
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Hi, E. F. A.

The sentences have similar meanings, but could also be construed to mean something entirely different from each other.

The first one, "I run a home," has a bit broader connotation. "Run" is fairly idiomatic and can mean be in charge of, or manage, and implies a hands on involvement. It could include being financially responsible for, but it doesn't have to. Someone else could be responsible for the finances while you are busy doing the daily work of managing the home (which is what I think LucOneOff meant). It also implies strongly that you live there at the home, but I could make an argument that you only do the work of managing while living somewhere else. It depends upon what is meant by "home" (see the final paragraph below).

The second one, "I financially support a home," is more specific since to "financially support" is less idiomatic than "run." But it doesn't necessarily mean that the supporter lives there, only that he or she supplies money.

The final bit of ambiguity has to do with the word "home." In AE, it can mean a personal place of residence where you live, or it could mean a more commercial place for aged people who require assistance, in which case it doesn't necessarily mean you live there even though you "run" it or "financially support" it. Luke's suggestion about using "household" connotes the more specific personal place of residence.
LMcL
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 12:18:24 PM
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Luker4 wrote:
... if Drag0nspeaker doesn't like it I totally get it ...

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Darth Drag0n is not your father, Luke. Use The Force ...
Luker4
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 1:21:12 PM

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As usual long and instructive answer Applause

I always marvel at the number of meanings that the word "run" has.


Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 5:08:18 PM

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Luker4 wrote:
the word run has so many meanings, if Drag0nspeaker doesn't like it I totally get it Whistle Whistle Dancing


Ho ho.Dancing

In this case, 'run' seems a pretty good word - though 'manage' would be more explicit.

My understanding of the two sentences (if I had just met someone and they said these things) would be.

"I run a home" - "I am the manager of an institution looking after orphans, the aged or other people who are not able to look after themselves."

"I financially support a home." - "I pay the bills, my wife rules the household" Whistle

Absurdicuss
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 7:05:56 PM
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"I run a home" sounds like a properly written sentence to me. Some context would help i.e. - I run a home for the blind.

The phrasing by itself has the feel of a business statement i.e. -

In what line of work are you currently engaged?

I run a home.

Would you elaborate on that statement, please?

Yes, I run a home for the blind.

And so on.

Again, in it's current form the sentence is structurally sound.

That's all for now..I've gotta run.

Eng. Fawad Ahmad
Posted: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 4:52:51 AM

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Thanks all specially "LMcL" for a very clear explanation. Angel

Ta,
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