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Post time 2005-5-24 10:19:17 |Display all floors
Here is a sentence which I want sb. to judge:

You are lack of practice.

True or false?

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Post time 2005-5-24 10:26:41 |Display all floors

WRONG.

"You are lack of practice. " is wrong.  

LACK can serve as a noun or a verb. You seem to have got it mixed up with the adjective "short" (meaning "not enough").

You may say:
* You lack practice.
* You are short of practice.

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Post time 2005-5-24 10:29:21 |Display all floors

Thx

It's my pleasure to get TUMU's answer.

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Post time 2005-5-24 21:48:35 |Display all floors

Subject as above

* You lack practice.
* You are short of practice.

Neither of these sentences would be used in casual American speech.

Americans would rather say:  "You haven't been practicing enough." (You are a pitiful amateur!)

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Post time 2005-5-25 12:46:42 |Display all floors

but * Your lack of practice!!

lack practice\ lack of practice \ short of practice

* You lack practice.
* You are short of practice.
but * Your lack of practice!

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Post time 2005-5-26 10:46:46 |Display all floors

四楼的

估计我用英语骂不过你,
英语比你强的很多,要尊重别人,给你提个醒

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Post time 2005-5-28 09:17:05 |Display all floors

progressive form is correct

turn "lack" into "lacking" and drop the "of"

You are lacking practice.

Means 100% of the first sentence.

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