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    #1

    Which one is correct and why?

    When I say: I have an AC in my bedroom, the abbreviation of AC is:

    1-air conditioner
    or
    2-air conditioning
    or
    3-air conditioned
    or
    4-air condition

    to mean the name of the machine itself.
    What is the correct use and why?

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    #2

    Re: Which one is correct and why?

    1-air conditioner

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    #3

    Re: Which one is correct and why?

    And 2. air conditioning.

    A room can be air conditioned (3), but it cannot have air conditioned.

    Air condition (4) would mean the state of the air, rather than the device that brings the air to a satisfactory state.

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    #4

    Re: Which one is correct and why?

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    And 2. air conditioning.
    The OP asks, "When I say: I have an AC in my bedroom, the abbreviation of AC is:..."


    2. I have an air conditioning in my room

    Option 2 doesn't work, at least not in my dialect.

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    Thumbs up Re: Which one is correct and why?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amal-30 View Post
    When I say: I have an AC in my bedroom, the abbreviation of AC is:

    1-air conditioner
    or
    2-air conditioning
    or
    3-air conditioned
    or
    4-air condition

    to mean the name of the machine itself.
    What is the correct use and why?
    air conditioner

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    #6

    Re: Which one is correct and why?

    The presence of the indefinite article an requires that the following word be a noun. Only choice 1 air conditioner fulfills that requirement.

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    Re: Which one is correct and why?

    Quote Originally Posted by lauralie2 View Post
    Option 2 doesn't work, at least not in my dialect.
    Nor in mine. Sorry, Amal; I was concentrating on the AC and missed the an.

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    #8

    Re: Which one is correct and why?

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post

    A room can be air conditioned (3), but it cannot have air conditioned.
    What about the followings?;

    A room with air conditioner, or,
    A room with air conditioning.

    And should we put a hypen?

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    #9

    Re: Which one is correct and why?

    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    What about the followings?;

    A room with air conditioner, or,
    A room with air conditioning.

    And should we put a hypen?
    They both work, I've heard both frequently. I think a hyphen is optional.

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    #10

    Re: Which one is correct and why?

    A room with an air conditioner

    An air conditioned room

    A room with air conditioning

    All the above are idiomatically correct.

    We usually don't use a hyphen, but it may be necessary in some circumstances:

    He was used to air-conditioned air.

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