Results 1 to 5 of 5
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Taiwan
      • Current Location:
      • Taiwan

    • Join Date: May 2011
    • Posts: 301
    #1

    used batteries vs waste batteries

    If our batteries are no longer usable, should we call them 'used batteries' or 'waste batteries'? Thank you.

  1. bhaisahab's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Ireland

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 25,630
    #2

    Re: used batteries vs waste batteries

    Quote Originally Posted by maoyueh View Post
    If our batteries are no longer usable, should we call them 'used batteries' or 'waste batteries'? Thank you.
    "used" is common and natural.

  2. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 41,925
    #3

    Re: used batteries vs waste batteries

    Or "dead batteries".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 24,518
    #4

    Re: used batteries vs waste batteries

    Or 'discharged batteries'.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Laos

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 57,937
    #5

    Re: used batteries vs waste batteries

    Or spent batteries.

Similar Threads

  1. [General] 'it will not go waste' or 'it will not go to waste'
    By Olympian in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 23-May-2013, 00:49
  2. [General] waste
    By vil in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 17-Aug-2011, 23:11
  3. I want to recharge my batteries.
    By Daruma in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 13-Sep-2009, 12:36
  4. waste
    By peter123 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-Dec-2008, 10:40

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •