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    Work Ethic

    "Lack of a work ethic is a problem for companies."
    "Lack of work ethics is a problem for companies."
    "Lack of work ethic is a problem for companies."

    Which version of "ethic" should be used?

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    Re: Work Ethic

    I'd settle for the third and, possibly, the first, though I would say, "The absence of (a) work ethic with* employees is a problem for companies/management".

    * Although I am a native speaker of BrE, I am unsure about the preposition here.

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    Re: Work Ethic

    I'm not sure about the preposition there either, so I would probably cop out and say "A lack of employee work ethic is a problem for companies" or something similar.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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