Can we use "short of ..." when talking of some trait? For example: He is short of fantasy / intellect / good sense / firmness ... and so on. Or would it be better to say "He has a lack of ..." ? Thank you.
Feb 10, 2012 11:43 AM
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"short of" is perfect.
February 10, 2012
Usually people say "short on", rather than "short of", in that context. You might say "we are short of our goal". To say someone has a "lack of" something would be a little more formal.
February 10, 2012
He has a lack of,fantasy
February 11, 2012
Whe could say "He falls short when it comes too... or possibly "falls short in..."
February 10, 2012
Azygos and Fenton Benton, thank you, guys)
February 11, 2012
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