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    #1

    Its a disadvantage that I dont know how to drive a car.

    Its a disadvantage that I dont know how to drive a car.

    I read this sentence in an exercise book. I consulted several dictionaries but couldn
    t find the pattern of Its a disadvantage that... I could only find sentences like this: Its a disadvantage not to be able to drive a car. I wonder if the pattern of Its a disadvantage that... OK or not.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by touchstone; 19-Dec-2016 at 11:03. Reason: correcting a typo: an→ a

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    #2

    Re: Its a disadvantage that I dont know how to drive a car.

    The first sentence is correct. The article for disadvantage is 'a', not 'an'.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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