Better choice of descriptors



"Lacking of respect and recognition is distressful."



1. Any better descriptors for "lacking" and "distressful"?

2. Any other suggestion in grammar aspects?

3. What about change "is" to "can be"?

asked Apr 17 '11 at 10:14 CF LOK Contributor

1 answer


1) Lacking --> lack; 'distressful' is fine.

2) No.

3) Both are correct.  Using 'can be' makes the sentence a bit more philosophical.

link answered Apr 18 '11 at 17:26 Kimberly Expert

Thank you very much!!! Are you an English teacher? CF LOKApr 19 '11 at 05:06

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