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    Default lack of smth/a lack of smth

    lack of experience
    a lack of parents
    lack of attention

    is it correct? what is the rule(lack / a lack)?

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    Default Re: lack of smth/a lack of smth

    You need to use these phrases in sentences in order to get a better answer.

    However, in general, lack as a noun requires an article (there are exceptions, but generally... you need a or the with it). It also is usually followed by of and a noun, such as "Bob really showed a lack of confidence in last night's game.")

    Lack as a verb (as in, "Susan lacks experience.") does not require an article, of course.

    Cheers!
    Chad

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