What does ‘errand’ mean? Learn how to use the word ‘errand’ in this video. Check it out!

Hey, this is Joel. In this video I’m going to talk about the word “errand.”

And of course, it’s also used in a couple of phrases, “to run an errand” or “to do an errand.”
So, what is an errand?

A lot of students don’t know what it is actually. So, let me explain that right here.

So, an errand is basically a task or an assignment, something that you need to do outside of the house.

So, “to run an errand” or “to do an errand” means you have to travel to another location, probably near you
in the same city, of course.

Not far. But, the point is, it’s a task that you have to do and you have to go to another place to do it.

So, some examples would be: going to the bank, going to the store to buy something, or maybe giving
something to someone.

You know, making a “delivery.”

Giving a paper to someone or giving a device to somebody.

So, these are errands. Going to the post office is also an errand.

So, generally speaking, an errand is a task that you have to go somewhere to do.

Go to another place, and generally deliver something (giving something to someone) or receiving something.

Such as buying something or when someone gives you something.

Now, I’ll give you a few example sentences:

“I’m very busy today; I have to run a lot of errands.”

“Sally had to do a lot of errands yesterday. That’s why she never called.”

“My parents always have to run a lot of errands. Sometimes they get tired.”

All right, so there you go, “errands.”

Try to use this word when you’re speaking English and practicing,

because it will help you sound more fluent and natural.

All right, thanks for watching and as always, have a great day.

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