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    englishkaran is offline Newbie
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    is this usage correct ?

    "light is out " when power cut off
    "i am cross with you " after quarrel

    pls telle me
    thank you

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    Default Re: doubt

    Yes, they're Ok.
    Just note that "I'm cross with you" is a little old-fashioned.

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    Default Re: doubt

    Welcome to the forum, englishkaran.

    Please note my corrections to your text below.

    Quote Originally Posted by englishkaran View Post
    Is this usage correct?

    "The light is out" when the power is cut off.
    "I am cross with you" after a quarrel.

    Please tell me.

    Thank you.
    You could say 'The light has gone out because the power has been cut off'.

    'I am cross with you' is fine.

    Rover

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    Quote Originally Posted by Modest Man View Post
    Yes, they're Ok.
    Just note that "I'm cross with you" is a little old-fashioned.
    The first one is not OK.

    Please state that you are not a teacher, Modest Man, as required by the Notices above.

    Rover

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    Default Re: doubt

    Some people say "The lights are out" when there is a power cut. There are various phrases in BrE which fit:

    The power's off.
    The electricity's off.
    There's a power cut.

    In BrE, "I'm cross with you" is fine. It doesn't have to be after an argument. You can be cross with someone because they have simply done something to annoy you, or because they didn't do something you asked them to etc. It's just a milder form of "angry".

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