lack

Lack of ‘lack’

Posted by on May 24th, 2019 | 0 comments | grammar, IELTS, song, speaking, vocabulary, writing

A new song focusing on the word ‘lack’, which can often be mistaken with ‘lack of’. The rule for deciding which to use is in the chorus of the song, so listen carefully and choose the correct item – ‘lack’, or ‘lack of’! (Scroll down for lyrics and gapfill!)

Song performed by an amazing group of AAS scholarship awardees: Andi, Velo, Rapta, Roy, Ade, Novi, Septia, Susan, Vita!

Lack of ‘lack’

I lack this, I lack that.
I don’t even have a cat.
I lack money. It ain’t funny.
I can’t even put food in my tummy.

Whenever ‘lack’ is a verb, you need only one word
But if lack is a noun you need ‘lack of’ (‘lack of lack’)

I lack tact. It’s a fact.
It’s the reason I got sacked.
A lack of work, everywhere I lurk.
All my friends now think I’m a jerk.

Whenever ‘lack’ is a verb, you need only one word
But if lack is a noun you need ‘lack of’ (‘lack of lack’)

I lack vision, I can’t make a decision.
You know I’m better off being in prison.
A lack of grammar, is worse than a stammer,
For a man who can’t use a hammer.

Whenever ‘lack’ is a verb, you need only one word
But if lack is a noun you need ‘lack of’ (‘lack of lack’)

I lack taste, even in toothpaste,
Buying nice things is a waste.
I lack friends, coz I don’t follow trends,
So I’m stuck at home at the weekends.

Whenever ‘lack’ is a verb, you need only one word
Whenever ‘lack’ is a verb, you need only one word
But if lack is a noun you need ‘lack of’, ‘lack of’, ‘lack of’ (‘lack of lack’)

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