WORD FAMILY: verb and noun
MEANING: not have something that is considered desirable or needed
EXAMPLE (verb): Many elderly people lack the ability to surf the internet.
EXAMPLE (noun): There is a lack of facilities in many inner city schools.
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Quick test. Are the sentences below using LACK as a verb or a noun?
1. The lack of support meant that the client eventually took their business elsewhere.Show answer
2. Many countries lack the basic essentials of life, like clean water and good health care.Show answer
3. He didn’t get a high score in his IELTS test because he lacked motivation in the weeks before the test.Show answer
4. He didn’t get a high score in his IELTS test because of a lack of motivation in the weeks before the test.