Learn some common prepositional phrases:
Run against: compete
e.g. I am going to run against him in the coming election.
Run away: leave; escape
e.g. The burglar ran away before the police arrived.
Run down: hit with a vehicle
e.g. The old man was run down by the bus.
Run down: stop functioning
e.g. My lawn mower is running down; I need to get a new one.
Run into: meet by accident
e.g. Yesterday, I ran into an old friend that I had not seen for decades.
Run out of: not have any more of something
e.g. Hurry! We're running out of time!
Help along: help someone move along.
e.g. We are more than happy to help you along by giving you any assistance.
Help someone on with something: help someone to put on something.
e.g. Please help her on with her coat.
Help out: help someone out at a particular place.
e.g. I'm at the kitchen. Can you help me out?
Help someone to something: serve something to someone.
e.g. Help yourself to more rice.
Ground in: instruct.
e.g. We should ground our children in love and values as they grow up.
Ground on: form a foundation for.
e.g. His intelligence was grounded on reading books on wisdom.
Appeal against: ask a court to cancel something.
e.g. The lawyer appealed against the court’s decision.
Appeal for: demand as a right.
e.g. I think we should appeal for justice.
e.g. They are appealing for our help.
Appeal to: attract or please someone.
e.g. The proposal appealed to many of us.
e.g. Her personality appeals to everybody around her.
e.g. Does this food appeal to your taste?