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    • Join Date: May 2008
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    #1

    "charge the battery of your cell phone" and "charge your cell phone"

    Hello.

    Don't forget to charge the battery of your cell phone before leaving.
    Don't forget to charge your cell phone before leaving.

    Do both sound good?

    Thank you.


    • Join Date: Jul 2009
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    #2

    Re: "charge the battery of your cell phone" and "charge your cell phone"

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Hello.

    Don't forget to charge the battery of your cell phone before leaving.
    Don't forget to charge your cell phone before leaving.

    Do both sound good?

    Thank you.
    No, both do not sound good, but both are grammatically correct.

    We usually use "of" for possession to speak of more important things or things that stand out in some way. Also, though we are charging a battery, people mostly think of charging their cell-phones, not the battery.

    I do not recommend using your first example sentence. It's not a good idea.



    • Join Date: Jul 2009
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    #3

    Re: "charge the battery of your cell phone" and "charge your cell phone"

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Hello.

    Don't forget to charge the battery of your cell phone before leaving.
    Don't forget to charge your cell phone before leaving.

    Do both sound good?

    Thank you.
    No.


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