the sedentary lifestyle and <a?> lack of exercise

z3282998

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Chinese
I got an sentence "The rise in obesity in recent years has also been linked in partto the sedentary lifestyle and lack of exercise that often accompany gamingaddiction.:

I am very confused about the missing"a" in the sentence above " and lack of exercise". clearly, the article" a" is missing.

Do we need to add "a" or we can just keep the way in the sentence?
 
  • AbuHasan

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    American English
    I think the sentence is fine apart from needing a few spaces between words. I think "the" is implied before lack… the sedentary lifestyle and (the) lack of exercise... Since both nouns are definite it works. It's like saying, both the cat and the dog were responsible for the mess.
     
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