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    Arrow A Charge

    "The battery has (a) full charge."
    "The battery has (a) 40% charge."

    "The battery is at (a) full charge."
    "The battery is at (a) 40% charge."

    "The radio needs a battery with (a) full charge."
    "The radio needs a battery with (a) 40% charge."

    Do I need the article "a" in these sentences?

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    Default Re: A Charge

    I imagine that you have had no response because some of us are not sure! I would say, "The battery is 40%/fully charged". Here is my guess at your sentences:

    "The battery has a full charge."
    "The battery has a 40% charge."

    "The battery is at (a) full charge."
    "The battery is at (a) 40% charge."
    (Neither of these sounds very natural to me.)

    "The radio needs a battery with a full charge."
    "The radio needs a battery with a 40% charge."

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    Default Re: A Charge

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    I imagine that you have had no response because some of us are not sure! I would say, "The battery is 40%/fully charged". Here is my guess at your sentences:

    "The battery has a full charge."
    "The battery has a 40% charge."

    "The battery is at (a) full charge."
    "The battery is at (a) 40% charge."
    (Neither of these sounds very natural to me.)

    "The radio needs a battery with a full charge."
    "The radio needs a battery with a 40% charge."
    Agree w/fivejedjon but in your last example I don't think a battery would need or I would want a battery with only a 40% charge.

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