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    Question a light/light

    What is the difference between

    1) Is there a light in the basement?
    2) Is there light in the basement?

    My assumption

    1) Artificial light
    2) Natural light

    Not sure......

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    Re: a light/light

    Quote Originally Posted by Kotfor View Post
    What is the difference between

    1) Is there a light in the basement?
    2) Is there light in the basement?

    My assumption

    1) Artificial light
    2) Natural light

    Not sure......
    Yes, maybe, but not necessarily.

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    Re: a light/light

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Yes, maybe, but not necessarily.
    So what difference does this article make in this context?

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    Re: a light/light

    Not a teacher.

    I would say that a light is the source, and that light is the product.

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    Re: a light/light

    Quote Originally Posted by Kotfor View Post
    What is the difference between

    1) Is there a light in the basement? Is there an artificial light source in the basement?
    2) Is there light in the basement? Is there any light in the basement - artificial or natural?

    My assumption

    1) Artificial light
    2) Natural light

    Not sure......
    Gil

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    Re: a light/light

    Pls, take a look at Cambridge Dictionary definitions:
    Light:
    [ U ] the brightness that comes from the sun, fire, etc. and from electrical devices, and that allows things to be seen
    [ C ] a piece of equipment which produces light, such as a lamp or a light bulb

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