Posted by Bob on June 11, 2003
In Reply to: Right or wrong? posted by peter on June 11, 2003
: Hi experts,
: I wonder if the use of the following alternates are right or wrong. Would you give me a hand?
: There was an accident. A man on the motorbike hit a stone and fell off (his bike) and lay on the ground. Jim ran to ask for/get help from the school, and a teacher hurried off/away/over with a box of medicine to look after the (injured) man.
: By the way, what does "hurry over" mean? "Hurry over" as a phrase cannot be found in dictionaries.
: Thank you.
: Best regards
All would be correct. The only awkward wording is the first "and" in the second sentence. It could be omitted in favor of a comma. "Hit a stone, fell off ...." etc. "Hurry over" is idiomatic, meaning to come quickly to a place.