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    Default Lack of or being lack in

    Hey, friends,

    Which one of the following is correct?

    Explanation Of Lack Of/Being Lack in Notarized Copy Of Senior Middle School Graduation Certificate And Transcripts

    By the way, the above sentence is kind of weird because of is used for many times. Could you please make that sentence more reasonable?

    Thank you very much!

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    Default Re: Lack of or being lack in

    It would help if you said what meaning you thought it was trying to convey. I can't make head or tail of it.

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    Default Re: Lack of or being lack in

    Quote Originally Posted by wang.cupid View Post
    Hey, friends,

    Which one of the following is correct?

    Explanation Of Lack Of/Being Lack in Notarized Copy Of Senior Middle School Graduation Certificate And Transcripts

    By the way, the above sentence is kind of weird because of is used for many times. Could you please make that sentence more reasonable?

    Thank you very much!

    If this is for a college application or something like that:

    Reason for the absence of a notarized copy of high school graduation certificate and transcripts.

    Note: high school is an American term; don't know what the Brits call it.

    Edit: actually, here you'd write "high school diploma and transcripts".

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    Default Re: Lack of or being lack in

    Actually I am trying to submit my visa application, whose checklist says "A notarized copy of applicantís Senior Middle School Graduation Certificate and Transcripts with the chop of the schoolís Registrarís Office".

    Here, does Senior Middle School mean Senior High School in Canada? Also, are Graduation Certificate and diploma exchangeable?

    Thank you!

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    Default Re: Lack of or being lack in

    Quote Originally Posted by wang.cupid View Post
    Actually I am trying to submit my visa application, whose checklist says "A notarized copy of applicantís Senior Middle School Graduation Certificate and Transcripts with the chop of the schoolís Registrarís Office".

    Here, does Senior Middle School mean Senior High School in Canada? Also, are Graduation Certificate and diploma exchangeable?

    Thank you!
    If it's for visa, use their terminology.

    Use "Reason for the absence of a notarized copy of the Senior Middle School Graduation Certificate and Transcripts"

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    Default Re: Lack of or being lack in

    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    If it's for visa, use their terminology.

    Use "Reason for the absence of a notarized copy of the Senior Middle School Graduation Certificate and Transcripts"
    Thank you very much, freezeframe.

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    Default Re: Lack of or being lack in

    I agree that FF's seems to be the sense. It would at least make sense if the second 'lack' read 'lacking'. Perhpas it was written by some misguided person who shied away from two -ing words next to each other!

    The American English 'high school' might be rendered in Br English as 'secondary school' or just 'school'. Some British secondary schools have 'High School' in their name, but it is not a widely understood classification today. (Maybe it was when they were named ...)

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    Default Re: Lack of or being lack in

    Quote Originally Posted by wang.cupid View Post
    ... with the chop of the schoolís Registrarís Office".

    ...
    Does it really say this? Does 'chop' mean anything to US or Canadian readers? In British English I'd guess it meant 'official stamp'.

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    Default Re: Lack of or being lack in

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Does it really say this? Does 'chop' mean anything to US or Canadian readers? In British English I'd guess it meant 'official stamp'.

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    Well, I just copied and pasted that sentence.

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    Default Re: Lack of or being lack in

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Does it really say this? Does 'chop' mean anything to US or Canadian readers? In British English I'd guess it meant 'official stamp'.

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    Raised seal? That's just a guess.

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