Tariq Mahmood
Meaning of government-run in paragraph? Could anyone guide me the meaning of government-run in below paragraph? I think it's mean government authorized or government owned. Any expert could guide me on this? Until the late 1980s, cannabis and opium were legal in India, sold in government-run shops and traded by the British East India Company. Thank you
Apr 13, 2016 11:13 AM
Answers · 4
government-run = government-operated = operated by the government A family-run business is run (operated) by a family, not a company.
April 14, 2016
You are basically correct. We can say "railways in my country are entirely government run" - meaning the state owns and operates them. Or alternatively, "railways are privately run in the UK" - meaning private businesses "run' the railways.
April 13, 2016
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