a noun .........

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a noun .........

Post by HwangYoungDong » Thu May 25, 2006 2:49 pm

National accrediting specialists in a variety of industries caution that a ( )of well-trained managers harms employee relations and therefore affects corporate productivity.

(a)deletion (b)vacancy (c)cancellation (d)lack
This is a Toeic question.
I'm check "(b)vacancy". But a correct answer is "(d)lack"
I think that '(b)vacancy' is more near a correct answer than '(d)lack'.
I am not sure it.
And how are those different 'vacancy', 'lack' and 'empty'.
I want to nuance among the three words.
Thank you..

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Post by HwangYoungDong » Mon May 29, 2006 12:48 pm

Please, help me!!! Nobody has written an answer.
Is this a hard question, please?
Learning foreign language, I always feel that nuances are very difficult.
When I was freshman, I had learned Chinese.
At that time, I also had felt a subtle of different in meaning.
It was hard.
Maybe, I think most people of learning foreign language will feel it.
If someone look above question, please, help me!!! :(

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Post by wassana » Thu Jun 01, 2006 7:03 pm

You sound desperest.
I'm not sure if my help will give you clear answers or not. If it doesn't, post your questions again, and hopefully someone with more knowledge will clarify them to you.

Vacancy means available. If something that is vacancy, it has not occupied yet. For example, the manager position is still vacancy. It means the position is still available for people to apply. The hotel rooms are vacancy. It means the hotel rooms are not occupied yet so they're still availble for customers.

Lack means not enough or shortage or not exist at all. A lack of well-trained managers harms employee relations... means there are not enough/shortage of well-trained managers. That's why it results in affecting the corporate productivity. Another example, I don't like the lack of funding in helthcare system. It means there is not enough funding for helthcare system, which I don't like. Being famouse sometimes lead to lack of privacy. This one means the privacy is not exist anymore.

Empty means none or no longer there. The room is empty means there is no one there. There was a glass of milk on the table, but now it's empty. It means someone has drunk the milk.

These three words are close in meaning, absent. It absents in different situations. I really hope this help:-).

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Post by LeeJooHan(int) » Wed Jun 21, 2006 4:48 am

I am not sure the answer..
but I think that it is not important which word's meaning is near or not..
just in my opinion in languge what kind word is more usually used is more important...
so in my case just accpt it and memorize,,
sorry i am not good at english but just wrote down..

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Post by wassana » Mon Jul 03, 2006 3:31 pm

I think those three words are very common, but they are used in all different situations. Memorizing is not a bad way to learn. I do that a lot. :)

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