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2008.11.07(Review of 2003.09.10 and 2003.09.11 edition)

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The news media may still be discussing the election results, but the WordMaster is ready to wrap things up. So here's a Friday twofer, our last words on the U.S. presidential election - America's favorite TV reality show!

Today's Lesson
RUN (= enter an election) / CANDIDATE


  • To run IN an election or to run FOR a position (for example, president or mayor) is to enter an election for that position.

    A candidate is someone running for a position in an election.
  • run FOR a position、または run IN an election は、ある役職(例えば大統領や市長など)の候補者として選挙に名乗り出る、つまり、立候補する、という意味です。

    candidate は、選挙で立候補している人のことです。

RUN (= enter an election) / CANDIDATE


  1. He should run for mayor. I think a lot of people would vote for him.
  2. a: Did you hear that Brad is going to run against Rie for class president?
    b: But he doesn't stand a chance of winning. Rie's the most popular girl in school.
  3. Six candidates are running in the election for governor this year.
  4. She was a candidate for prime minister three times before she was finally elected.
  5. Which candidate did you vote for?.

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