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  1. Key Member
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    #1

    Please turn on the air conditioner/air conditioning.

    Please turn on the air conditioner.
    Please turn on the air conditioning.

    Are both sentences correct?

    Thanks.

  2. teechar's Avatar
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    #2

    Re: Please turn on the air conditioner/air conditioning.

    Yes, they are.
    #1 implies you're talking about a standalone unit.
    #2 can be about a standalone unit or a larger (e.g., centralized) system.

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    #3

    Re: Please turn on the air conditioner/air conditioning.

    'Please turn on the AC' serves for both.

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