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    Are these questions correct, please?
    How much money are you short?
    How much money are you short of?
    How many chairs are you short?
    How many chairs are you short of?
    How much money are you lacking?
    How many chairs are you lacking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    Are these questions correct, please?
    How much money are you short?
    How much money are you short of?
    How many chairs are you short?
    How many chairs are you short of?
    How much money are you lacking?
    How many chairs are you lacking?
    Yes.

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    Default Re: short / lack

    Thanks a lot.
    But what's the difference between the first and second question (with "of" and without "of")?

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    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    Thanks a lot.
    But what's the difference between the first and second question (with "of" and without "of")?
    There is no difference in meaning.

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