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We've now added more precision to this lesson as to why you only use de or d' : indeed, "To express lacking <something>, you will use manquer de or d' + thing.
You won't use the partitive articles (du, de l', de la, des) here, just as you wouldn't say "I lack the sugar" but simply "I lack sugar")."
Here is a link to the updated lesson with added examples:
Can I just check the difference between " He always lacks courage' (Il manque toujours de courage) and 'He still lacks courage'? Would this simply be moving Toujours to the end of yhe sentence?
Je manque D'argent....?
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