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    My medicine ran out yesterday"

    Can I say "My medicine ran out yesterday" or "I ran out of medicine yesterday" or "The last leaflet of medicine also emptied yesterday"?

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    Re: My medicine ran out yesterday"

    The first two are fine. The third is not. You have prescriptions​, at least in BrE, for medicine, but putting that into the third won't fix it.

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    Re: My medicine ran out yesterday"

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    The first two are fine. The third is not. You have prescriptions​, at least in BrE, for medicine, but putting that into the third won't fix it.

    So what do I need to say "Strip of medicine" for this https://www.google.co.in/search?q=st...1366&bih=662#?

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    Re: My medicine ran out yesterday"

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    The first two are fine. The third is not. You have prescriptions​, at least in BrE, for medicine, but putting that into the third won't fix it.
    "The last strip of medicine also emptied yesterday."

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    Re: My medicine ran out yesterday"

    "I finished the last pill in the strip of medicine yesterday."
    Medicine strips don't empty themselves. And what is the function of 'also' in your sentence?

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    Re: My medicine ran out yesterday"

    It's rarely important to specify that your medication comes in strips. "I ran out of tablets/pills yesterday" is perfectly clear.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: My medicine ran out yesterday"

    "Leaflet" in AE is the promotion you find at a doctor's office and other places. You could say "my last bottle of medication is empty".

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    Re: My medicine ran out yesterday"

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    "The last strip of medicine also emptied yesterday."
    Forget trying to use the third. Use the ones that work.

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    Re: My medicine ran out yesterday"

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Forget trying to use the third. Use the ones that work.
    Sorry, I don't understand.

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    Re: My medicine ran out yesterday"

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Sorry, I don't understand.
    In post #1, you gave us three sentences. Piscean is telling you to completely ignore/forget the third one. Use the two sentences that we have told you are OK.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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