8 8's can we added to make 1000:

888 88 8 8 8 ===== 1000 =====

The digits 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 can be arranged into an addition sum to add up to almost any total, except that nobody has yet found a way to add up to 1984. However 9 digits can equal 1984 by an addition sum. Which digit is omitted?