I’m not going to use this laptop unplugged very often

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Omega Force

Senior Member
Spanish
Hi,

I'm trying to write this sentence:

"I also don’t care if the battery life is poor, since I’m not going to use this laptop unplugged very often."

But I'm not sure if it's 100 percent correct. I think the problem is the word "unplugged". It feels a little weird. Maybe there's another way to say it?

Thanks in advance.
 
  • Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    Seems all right to me ... it's certainly understandable.

    You can go positive or negative:
    "I also don’t care if the battery life is poor, since I’m not going to use this laptop unplugged very often."
    "I also don’t care if the battery life is poor, since I’ll generally use this laptop plugged in."
     

    Parla

    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    I like Copyright's second sentence.

    You could also say (instead of using the word "unplugged", which I agree is a problem in your sentence (it just doesn't sound right): ". . . since I'm not going to run it on battery very often."
     
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