A patient accusing a doctor of malpractice will find it difficult to prove damage if there is a lack of some other doctor to testify about proper medical procedures.
(A) if there is a lack of some other doctor to testify
(B) unless there will be another doctor to testify
(C) without another doctor's testimony
(D) should there be no testimony from some other doctor
(E ) lacking another doctor to testify
C for me
@alpha_plus_gamma: Just curious what is wrong with all the "there is" ?
I get the same answer, C, explanation:
The idiom requires a statement that will happen for sure, not a tentative statement, so eliminate A, B
Of the remainder:
C) is the best answer
D) is OK if there were no better choices, but is wordy and indirect
E) the word "lacking" is not idiomatic