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    Smile grammar

    why is it wrong to say
    the sause is lacking salt
    in this sentence


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    Re: grammar

    Why is it wrong to say "The sauce is lacking salt " in this sentence?

    Apart from the misspelling, it seems fine to me.
    You could also phrase this as "The sauce lacks salt".

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    Cool Re: grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Why is it wrong to say "The sauce is lacking salt " in this sentence?

    Apart from the misspelling, it seems fine to me.
    You could also phrase this as "The sauce lacks salt".
    To me, it's not alright to say, The sauce is lacking salt, rather The sauce is lacking in salt, or the way it is phrased in your other sentence, Anglika.


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    Re: grammar

    Sorry, emgee, you may not like them, but they are both sentences you will hear in a kitchen.

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