The room temperature will increase to about 15℃ by noon. If you feel cool now, you can use an air conditioner to increase it right now.

Does this type of usage of verbs sound natural?

  • 3
    Yes, the verbs sound fine. It's perfectly understandable to use a verb in two slightly different senses in the same paragraph. My only issue is that we don't use an air conditioner to increase the temperature of a room.
    – stangdon
    Apr 30, 2017 at 18:58
  • It is unclear what "it" refers to.
    – user3169
    Apr 30, 2017 at 23:14

1 Answer 1


It isn't ungrammatical, nevertheless, we usually try to avoid repeating the same word in a sentence. If you can rephrase this, you should.

The overall sentence is rather odd. Fifteen degrees C is rather cool for a room, and an air conditioner is used to make a room cooler (though some A/C also have heater function). The purpose of the sentence isn't clear. You don't need to tell people that they can heat a room with a heater, or that you warming a room is something that you do when you are cold. All you need to do is provide them with the information that isn't obvious: That the room is cold, but the A/C works as a heater.

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