Words to describe the situation in which my diary book has a few fresh pages left


I bought a few diary books some time ago.
Each diary book has 60 pages.
I like writing diary, but my diary book only has a few fresh pages left, which means I have to write my diary in a new one very soon.

Given that situation, I am trying to describe it using the words I have learned from school.

Here it is:

(1). My diary book is about to use up.

But I think (1) can not fully describe my situation, because it can not tell people that my diary book only has a few pages left to write on.

Can you help me please?


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3You can use double space __ (hitting the space button twice) instead of <br>. – CowperKettle – 2015-11-16T06:21:32.447



Instead of "fresh pages" you should use "blank pages". Then you could write:

My diary (book) only has a few blank pages left. I will need to start a new one soon.


My diary (book) is almost full. I will need to start a new one soon.

Also you don't really need "book" in these sentences, because a diary is generally understood to be a book.


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1Rather than full, I would probably say "filled up". It's subtle - and full isn't wrong, exactly - but if someone asked why I wanted to buy a new diary, I'd never say, "Because this one's full," I'd say, "Because I've filled this one up." – Kyle Hale – 2015-11-16T20:05:06.897

1@KyleHale That might be regional; I always refer to notebooks as being "full" and not being "filled up". Either one would be perfectly clear to a native speaker, in any case. – Chris Hayes – 2015-11-16T22:18:42.220


Correcting what you were trying to say in your question, I would say:

My diary is almost used up.

But these sound slightly clearer:

My diary is almost full.
My diary is almost finished

Numeri says Reinstate Monica

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As a native speaker, I can't think of any more natural way than to say almost full. – Joshua – 2015-11-16T18:47:33.820

1"Filled up" is probably the best specific word choice. – Kyle Hale – 2015-11-16T20:06:03.937


My diary has very few blank pages left; I shall be starting a new one soon.

There are only a few blank pages left, I shall have to start a new book soon.

I wonder if I write very fast I will finish this diary before it runs out.


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1In American English I would say "will," not "shall." – djechlin – 2015-11-16T20:21:20.483


I would say either "I'm running out of fresh pages in my diary" or "My diary is running out of fresh pages", except that instead of "fresh pages" I would say "blank pages" or "pages to write on", or simply "pages", since it's implied that diary pages are for writing (unless it's someone else's diary). You could also refer to the blank pages as "space [to write]". For example:

I'm running out of pages in my diary.

I'm running out of space in my diary.

My diary is running out of space.

My diary is running out of pages.


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My diary's blank pages are about to run out. So it's time to get a new one.


My diary's pages are almost filled up. So it's time to get a new one.

I think you can convey, what is in your mind with this sentences.

Praveen George

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@kitty: was that helpful ? or solved your problem ? – Praveen George – 2015-11-16T10:02:18.890


The sentence sounds odd to this native British English speaker. It would be better to say "my diary's blank pages", as the pages belong to the diary; and as user 3169 says above, a diary is normally assumed to be a book. "Run out", rather than "finish" sounds better in this context, perhaps because "run out" suggests a resource being depleted. Finally, there's a comma splice here; a semicolon, or saying "so it's time..." would be preferable.

– Steve Melnikoff – 2015-11-16T11:56:31.767

1As a native American speaker, I would never say "about to finish." – Kyle Hale – 2015-11-16T20:02:01.610