The instructor blew his whistle and ______

The instructor blew his whistle và the runners ran off.

The speaker might also be trying to avoid confusion with the common phrase "to run off" meaning lớn escape. Although the meaning is clear through context, a native speaker might be amused to imagine that the runners abandoned the track and scattered, và this could distract the reader.
run off is a phrasal verb like run away. The first part is a verb: the second is an adverb. It is possible to địa chỉ emphasis lớn the adverb by inverting the word order- moving the adverb to the front. Sports commentators regularly say things lượt thích "...and off they go!" at the start of a race.

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Another example is when somebody won"t let go of a subject: you say

there you go again!

It is also used frequently when talking lớn small children: "up you get" và possibly "ups-a-daisy".

Note that the phrasal verb run off can have both a literal meaning & an idiomatic meaning, defined in the Oxford Dictionary as Escape from a place, person, or situation. The second (non-inverted) version the runners ran off conveys the idiomatic version much more strongly than the first (inverted) version off ran the runners. Having said that, the inverted khung is used in the title Pearl Jam"s song off he goes which is about somebody who finds life stressful and keeps running away.

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Both sentences are grammatically correct but the second sentences conveys two meanings.

The instructor blew his whistle and off ran the runners. - Here the word is used lượt thích the word & in sports it mainly means .

The instructor blew his whistle and the runners started the race.

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The instructor blew his whistle & the runners ran off. - Can confuse some readers because it conveys two different meanings.

to run off as away from the place in question; lớn or at a distance. (Adverb). To leave somewhere or someone suddenly. (Phrasal verb)to run off as start a journey or race; leave. (Adverb)

In British English there is an informal noun which means the start of a race, journey, or experience.

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