Failure to (do something) (may/will) result in (something)

Talk about what will happen if a person doesn't do something with this phrase. For example:

Failure to submit assignments by the due date will result in an automatic failing grade.

This means "If you don't submit your assignments by the due date, you will automatically get a failing grade."

This expression is very formal-sounding. People usually use this in formal written documents like applications, contracts, and so on.

This phrase appears in these lessons: