When I shut off the charging plug of my mobile , before the mobile was fully charged, it showed

"battery not fully charged."

As far as basic grammar is concerned, this should have been "battery is not fully charged." Is that correct?

  • If it's what is said, there's nothing wrong. It could have said "battery is glopnipd" and the grammar of the sentence would still be valid. Remember that what is quoted is not subject to grammar rules, if it represents what really was said. – Hot Licks Jan 31 at 13:16
  • It is a form a verb phrase ellipsis used by robots and computers. Historically humans have assumed that computers and robots should not be able to talk all that well. Now that they can, we still make them speak like that. For example: 'Systems down!'. – mama Jan 31 at 16:51
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    Omission of words like the and is, which can easily be inferred, is sometimes called “telegraphic” language, from a medium where the sender paid for each word. – Anton Sherwood Feb 1 at 2:06

"Battery not fully charged," as you have accurately observed, is NOT a complete sentence, but it is not grammatically incorrect within the context. Titles are not complete sentences and this falls into that category. This kind of general statement, though, is not considered incorrect grammatically

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