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    empty roll of tape

    Talking to a child who's trying to peel more tape off an empty roll, how do you describe the roll of tape to the child?

    That roll of tape is already empty.
    That roll of tape has been completely used up.
    That roll of tape is completely used up.
    There's no more tape on that roll.
    There's nothing more to peel. It's used up.

    Any of the above sound a little off?
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    Re: empty roll of tape

    FYI, it's helpful if you number your examples. I've done it for you.

    1. That roll of tape is already empty.
    2. That roll of tape has been completely used up.
    3. That roll of tape is completely used up.
    4. There's no more tape on that roll.
    5. There's nothing more to peel. It's used up.

    Best response depends a bit on the age of the child. For a very young child, we might simplify to a shrug, palms up, and, "Tape all gone!"Any of the above sound a little off?#1 and #5 sound a little off, but not terribly so.
    #4 is the best response, IMHO.

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