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lack of “a”

“a lack of” vs. “lack of” What is the difference?

  • November 15, 2002
  • Posted by Dyske
  • Filed in Usage
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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.

biks November 21, 2002, 4:57pm

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not much. see my last comment on your previous post: in cases like these, it's a matter of aesthetic preference.

tim November 18, 2002, 4:37pm

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