Submitted by Dyske on November 16, 2002
“a lack of” vs. “lack of”
What is the difference?
November 18, 2002, 9:37pm
not much. see my last comment on your previous post: in cases like these, it's a matter of aesthetic preference.
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November 21, 2002, 9:57pm
I think 'a lack' is usually used when there is an adjective preceding 'lack', eg, 'there is a huge lack of support for the proposed change in policy.'
But if it's just 'lack of' then it stays that way without the article.
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