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    battery

    i want to say my battery has no more
    and need to recharge. how should i say it

    my cell has no battery
    my cell has no batteries

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    Re: battery

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    i want to say my battery has no more
    and need to recharge. how should i say it

    my cell has no battery
    my cell has no batteries
    I assume you're using 'cell' to mean 'cell-phone'. (I'm not being intentionally British.) It's just that some batteries (a car battery, for example) has 'cells'.

    If you're talking about a phone: 'I'm running low', 'I need to recharge,' or 'I need a recharge.'

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    Re: battery

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    I assume you're using 'cell' to mean 'cell-phone'. (I'm not being intentionally British.) It's just that some batteries (a car battery, for example) has 'cells'.

    If you're talking about a phone: 'I'm running low', 'I need to recharge,' or 'I need a recharge.'

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    Or 'my mobile is running low' or ''my mobile needs recharging' or 'I need to recharge my mobile'.

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    Re: battery

    In AmE, no matter what type of battery you're referring to, you'd usually say "My battery's dead."

    If it's your car battery, you'd ask a passing stranger: "My battery's dead. I've got cables, can you give me a jump?" (Meaning him allowing you to hook jumper cables to his car battery so you can jump-start your car.)

    If it's your cell phone, "I would've called sooner, boss, but the battery in my phone died." or "Sorry I didn't call sooner, my cell phone died and I had to charge the battery."

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    Re: battery

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    i want to say my battery has no more
    and need to recharge. how should i say it

    my cell has no battery
    my cell has no batteries
    You're right, Ouisch. In this case it is dead not low. I got carried away by Bob's answer.

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    Re: battery

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    not being intentionally
    Why not "not intentionally being"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dihen View Post
    Why not "not intentionally being"?
    I could have said that, but I wanted to emphasize the idea of being a particular thing - 'intentionally British' in the sense of 'making a deliberate display of my Britishness as a matter of course'.

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