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    Red face Is it natural English?

    Is it natural English? especially "a lack of sense of belonging". And Is there anything wrong with this sentence?

    Poetry written from the perspective of the urban youth tends to reveal their anxiety over a lack of sense of belonging.

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    Re: Is it natural English?

    It's OK. I would say "a lack of a ​sense of belonging".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Is it natural English?

    Michael, a better title would have been 'a lack of sense of belonging'.

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    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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    Re: Is it natural English?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It's OK. I would say "a lack of a ​sense of belonging".
    Thank you. Can "a lack of a sense of belonging" be replaced with "insecurity" or other synonyms?

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    Re: Is it natural English?

    Quote Originally Posted by michael147 View Post
    Thank you. Can "a lack of a sense of belonging" be replaced with "insecurity" or other synonyms?
    There is no single word for "a lack of a sense of belonging" or even for "a sense of belonging". "Insecurity" is not the same.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Is it natural English?

    Who's writing this poetry? The way you have phrased it means that people who are not urban youth could also be writing.

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