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    Help to think a word

    I am now writing an essay and fail to figure out what word should i put i in the blanks below

    Students will take advantages of the __________ of the school rules.

    The meaning of the the 'blank' should be weakness(loose school rules),but it sound weird to put in the word.

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    Re: Help to think a word

    Help me please

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    Re: Help to think a word

    'Weakness' and 'loose' are two different things.
    Do you want to say 'permissive'? That would be another word for 'loose'.
    If you go here: Thesaurus.com
    and type in 'weakness' or 'loose' I'm sure you'll find the word that you want.

    I'm not an English teacher.

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    Re: Help to think a word

    Btw, the noun is 'permissiveness'.

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    Re: Help to think a word

    or: leniency, if you wish...

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    Re: Help to think a word

    Perhaps:
    Students will take advantage of the laxity of the school rules.
    Or:
    Students will take advantage of the looseness of the school rules.
    Or:
    Students will take advantage of the lack of school rules.
    Or:
    Sudents will take advantage of the lack of enforcement of school rules.
    ~R

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