Lemma 71.2.5. Let $S$ be a scheme. Let $X$ be an algebraic space over $S$. Let $\mathcal{F}$ be a quasi-coherent $\mathcal{O}_ X$-module. Then

\[ \mathcal{F} = (0) \Leftrightarrow \text{WeakAss}(\mathcal{F}) = \emptyset \]

**Proof.**
Choose a scheme $U$ and a surjective étale morphism $f : U \to X$. Then $\mathcal{F}$ is zero if and only if $f^*\mathcal{F}$ is zero. Hence the lemma follows from the definition and the lemma in the case of schemes, see Divisors, Lemma 31.5.5.
$\square$

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