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    notletrest is offline Senior Member
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    Default article before lack

    1.There is /was (not are or were) no lack of +noun in sing.or pl.
    2.There is 0(=no article) lack of
    3.There is a lack of
    4.There is the lack of
    5.There is a +adjective + lack of
    6...for 0(= no article) lack of ...
    7....because of a/the lack of...
    Msst we obey the above 7 priciples in using lack as a noun?
    Can we say for a lack of water, because of lack of water,great lack of water,and why?Thanks a lot!

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    Default Re: article before lack

    You may say all of those.

    "Lack" acts like other nouns. You could replace it with "absence".

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