In normal usage(daily more-like), I use sentences/phrases such as:
- Water pumps are running.
- Switch on the fan.
- My system has been working for 20 days now.
Most of us use similar phrases too(even if our mother-tongue is not English, the closest match would still be among one of the three listed above).
I know that none of them are wrong. But when generally talking about electric/electronic devices or gadgets, should the verbs like running be used?
What other words are there that can be used instead?