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We took a visa exam at university today. The lecturer wanted us to find out the mistakes in some sentences. I was unable to be sure in some of the sentences; for instance, below are two of them:

1- That course book is lack of variety.

In the above sentence, I first thıought there was some mistake in "lack", and so I did in the exam, but after a little bit search, I see that there is nothing wrong in "lack" (at least I found it so Emotion: smile)

If the above sentence were "It lacks in variety", would it be correct, or should it have been "It lacks of variety", which, when I googled, saw that structure is rarely used ( and if it is correct). Or else, all this is not true for the above sentence, and is the problematic area of the sentence "variety". Lastly I wonder if there is no mistake at all.

2- Ask your friend what she is doing this evening

This is one of the sentences, too. I believe there is nothing wrong in this sentence. Do you agree, Mr/Ms Native Speakers and Experts?

Thank you all in advance

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Hi,
We took a visa exam at university today. The lecturer wanted us to find out the mistakes in some sentences. I was unable to be sure in some of the sentences; for instance, below are two of them:

1- That course book is lack of variety.
That course book lacks variety.
That course book is lacking in variety.
Better is 'The topics/exercises in that course/text book lack variety'.

In the above sentence, I first thıought there was some mistake in "lack", and so I did in the exam, but after a little bit search, I see that there is nothing wrong in "lack" (at least I found it so Emotion: smile)

If the above sentence were "It lacks in variety", would it be correct, or should it have been "It lacks of variety", No. which, when I googled, saw that structure is rarely used ( and if it is correct). Or else, all this is not true for the above sentence, and is the problematic area of the sentence "variety". Lastly I wonder if there is no mistake at all.

2- Ask your friend what she is doing this evening
This is OK.

This is one of the sentences, too. I believe there is nothing wrong in this sentence. Do you agree, Mr/Ms Native Speakers and Experts?

Best wishes, Clive
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Thank you so much

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