Student or Learner
"I've just found out that my wireless mouse is not working properly. I am not sure whether it has already broken down or whether the batteries are depleted / have depleted".
Is this text OK, please?
What's the best option for the batteries, please? "Have" or "are"?
Last edited by jctgf; 10-Aug-2008 at 01:27.
'Deplete' is to 'decrease/exhaust the supply of something'. I thought it is the power/strength that is depleted but not the battery.batteries are depleted
What is the best word to use to describe batteries that are very weak and need to be replaced/recharged?
As a Brit, but not a teacher, I would simply say ".... the batteries are flat"
does 'flat' imply that the battery if fully discharged?
"I've just found out that my wireless mouse is not working properly. I am not sure whether it has already broken down or
whether the batteries are flat
whether the batteries need recharging.
( flat just means they need recharging )
If not, batteries may wear out, which is when they need to be replaced.