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    My phone was fully charged

    "I always keep my phone fully charged".

    "My phone was half charged".

    "My phone had only 70% bettery left".


    Please check.

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    Re: My phone was fully charged

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    "I always keep my phone fully charged".

    "My phone was half-charged". [Many people don't hyphenated that, so I think it's optional. Let's see if there are other opinions.]

    "My phone had only 70% of its battery charge left".


    Please check.
    There you go!
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    Re: My phone was fully charged

    Use the hyphen before a noun, not after it.
    A full-time student; he went to school full time.
    A half-charged battery; the battery had only half its charge.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 25-May-2016 at 18:05. Reason: Fixing typo.
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