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Hi everybody,

Could you please tell me whether I can use 'off' with electronic devices to mean that it is not working?

1) My cell phone is off all day today.

2) My computer is off all day today.

3) The TV set is off all day today.

Are the following sentences correct?

4) The service is off for the next two hours. (to mean service will not available for the next 2hours)

5) The lift is off. (to mean lift is not working)

6) The college will be off for the next two days. (to mean holidays for the next 2 days)

Thank you
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Could you please tell me whether I can use 'off' with electronic devices to mean that it is not working?-- It means simply 'turned off'.

1) My cell phone was off all day yesterday.
2) My computer was off all day yesterday.
3) The TV set has been off all day today. -- 1-3 merely indicate that they were switched off, not that they are broken.

4) The service is off for the next two hours. (to mean service will not available for the next 2hours-- Right)
5) The lift is off. (to mean lift is not working-- Yes: turned off (no power).)
6) The college is off for the next two days. (to mean holidays for the next 2 days- Yes)
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Thanks for your time and help, MM