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    Her mobile screen cracked

    Hi,

    Is "Her mobile screen has cracked" correct?

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    Re: Her mobile screen cracked

    Yes. Also "There is a crack/There are are cracks in her mobile screen".
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    Re: Her mobile screen cracked

    Wouldn't you say her mobile's screen?
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    Re: Her mobile screen cracked

    No.
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    Re: Her mobile screen cracked

    That surprises me. I would, as an American English-speaker, though the apostrophe-s would naturally be somewhat obscured by the awkward pronunciation.
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    Re: Her mobile screen cracked

    It's the same as "the car door" etc. In BrE, we wouldn't generally use the possessive.

    There's a dent in his car door.
    My laptop keyboard is broken.
    Your mobile screen is filthy!
    My phone keypad doesn't work.
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    Re: Her mobile screen cracked

    You could say it in BrE, but many wouldn't.

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    Re: Her mobile screen cracked

    I would say mobile phone's screen but I don't think I would use mobile's screen. It looks weird to me.

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    Re: Her mobile screen cracked

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewg927 View Post
    I would say mobile phone's screen but I don't think I would use mobile's screen. It looks weird to me.
    Mobile means "cell phone" in British English.
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    Re: Her mobile screen cracked

    I believe both BrE and AmE can drop the word "phone" from the phrase.

    Please call me on my mobile.
    Please call me on my cell.
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