"Elle ne peut pas vivre sans climatisation" Why does "climatisation" not have an article?

RonaldA2Kwiziq community member

"Elle ne peut pas vivre sans climatisation" Why does "climatisation" not have an article?

Asked 2 years ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Ronald,

Maarten is correct. See another reply from a previous question on this very topic: sans-reveil

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Ronald, 

Difficult to give a comment without sight of the full text context that you are querying.

Could you quote the text, please?

Jim

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

It is to do with 'sans' - no article required/used with general expressions 'sans quelque chose', only if referring to 'without a specific thing'.

https://www.lawlessfrench.com/grammar/sans/

https://www.lawlessfrench.com/grammar/prepositions-with-nouns/

"Elle ne peut pas vivre sans climatisation" Why does "climatisation" not have an article?

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