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    air-conditioning

    there is no air-conditioning means

    1. there isn't an air-conditioner
    2. there is one , but hasn't been turned on .

    which one above is correct ?


    thanks in advance !

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    #2
    Depending on context, either one could be correct. It does seem likely though that there is no air-conditioning means there is no air conditioning unit, because otherwise the person is more likely to say that the air conditioner isn't working.

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    #3
    I'd say the first is more likely. ;-0


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    #4
    thank you for your explanation ! :D :D :D

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    You're welcome, Billy.

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