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Thread: air a room

    • Join Date: Jun 2003
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    air a room

    'air a room' = to let fresh air into a room
    Is this (air a room) BrE? If so, what is the
    American equivalent?
    'air out a room'?
    Thank you.

    • Join Date: Dec 2005
    • Posts: 43

    Re: air a room

    well yes "air out a room" makes sense and is what we would say. usually if there is a reason the room needs air (it smells, its smokey), conversationally, you usually wouldn't say "air out the room", you'd just say "open some windows" or whatever needs to be done. it wouldn't be wrong though. "air the room" doesn't sound right, we don't use that expression.
    Last edited by borat; 04-Dec-2005 at 10:17.

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