How to use be short of?

Use short of (with the preposition of) when there is a general lack of something (i.e. no comparison is implied).

For example, a phrase like this: We are running short of drinking water.
Solidify this grammar point right now
(you will be asked to create an account if you do not have one)

Learn more simple rules

Phrase the Cat inviting to practise English Phrase the Cat waving

At you can study grammar points and practise their application right away.