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    How to say a TV that is out of run?

    I know if the glass of my watch were shattered, I could say my watch is broken.

    But if I just couldn't turn on the TV, or some odd sounds appeared from it, are there some adjectives to describe it?

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    Re: How to say a TV that is out of run?

    You would just say "There's something wrong with the TV" or "The TV is broken". Of course, it could be that the remote control is broken if you simply can't switch the TV using the remote - check the batteries first!

    Your title is incorrect. We don't say that anything is "out of run".

    Also, your first sentence isn't really correct. Just because the glass on the front of your watch is broken, that doesn't mean the watch is broken. The watch is broken when it no longer successfully tells the time.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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