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    Hi there,
    There should be '...a lack of...' in the following sentence. Am I right?

    They say the lenses are less permeable, and wearers more likely to suffer lack of oxygen in the cornea.

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    Re: lack

    Quote Originally Posted by simon1234 View Post
    Hi there,
    There should be '...a lack of...' in the following sentence. Am I right?

    They say the lenses are less permeable, and wearers more likely to suffer lack of oxygen in the cornea.

    Simon
    You are right. You can also say ..."suffer from a lack of..."

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    Re: lack

    My feeling is that it is possible to leave out the article in your example sentence.

    It certainly is possible in such expressions as:

    The party was cancelled through lack of interest.

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    Re: lack

    hi there,
    I found a thread in the dictionary.

    The charges were dropped for lack of evidence.
    He tricked his way into a job as a shoptial doctor and killed a patient throught lack of care.

    [a] is optional in 'lack of' ?

    tks
    simon

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    Re: lack

    Quote Originally Posted by simon1234 View Post
    hi there,
    I found a thread in the dictionary.

    The charges were dropped for lack of evidence.
    He tricked his way into a job as a shoptial hospital doctor and killed a patient throught through lack of care.

    [a] is optional in 'lack of' ?

    tks
    simon
    Yes. See fivejedjon´s post above.

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