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Which is right: 'There is lack of information' or 'There is a lack of information'?

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  • I searched the iWeb corpus and found 13k results for there [be] a|the lack of and 1k for there [be] lack of, where [be] denotes all forms of the verb be (is, was, etc.).
    – user3395
    Jul 7 '18 at 16:48
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    I've never come across there is lack. One needs the definite or indefinite article depending on the context: There is a lack of information in this case Or The lack of information is prejudicing the outcome.*Lack* here is equivalent to shortage. Jul 7 '18 at 21:41
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'There is lack of information' or 'There is a lack of information'?

In this case, it should be 'There is a lack of information', because the English language usually (with some exceptions) requires articles before nouns.

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