[beard] the worst unemployment issue

i14d14

Senior Member
Chinese
This sentence appeared in the model answer our teacher gave us to help improve writing skill

"To sum up , among these five countries , Poland beard the worst unemployment issue"

May I ask what does it mean to beard the worst issue? Is it a typo of bear?
 
  • DrChen

    Senior Member
    French-France
    Oh my, it could be that your teacher meant to write the preterit form of bear, which should be bore :eek:
     

    Enquiring Mind

    Senior Member
    English - the Queen's
    Hi 114, even so, it has to be said that the sentence, while grammatically correct, makes no sense in English. You can't "bear an issue" :confused:. Perhaps the intended sense is "Poland had the worst/highest unemployment (rate/problem)"?
     
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    i14d14

    Senior Member
    Chinese
    Hmm, perhaps the sentence wasn't written by a native speaker after all.

    Maybe it is not that worth learning.
     
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