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I hope you can help me, I am learning the language and grammar system and am confused with the following from a piece of text:

Since then, the intrepid traveller has cycled through 37 countries: has cycled

two of them (bikes) were stolen: we're stolen

flying is the easiest way to see the world: the easiest

He set off on a tour: set off

A, what are the specific phonological problem and solution with these sentences?
B, what is the form and the name for these sentences?

Lexical items:intrepid / set off
what is the word class of these? what is the specific and phonological problem and solution?
, intrepid? Is it an Adjective? set off? Is it phrasal verb? Not sure what the phonological problem and solution is?..

It would really help me with my understanding if you could explain this for me.

Many thanks to anyone who can help.
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I don't understand the question, in particular the word "phonological." Phonology is the study of the sounds that are used in a language. Some people have problems with their accents because they cannot make the speech sounds in a language foreign to them. Speech sounds are learned at a very young age. The solution for these problems is speech therapy, or classes in accent reduction which mean lots and lots of hard work and practice.

Since then, the intrepid traveller has cycled through 37 countries. Intrepid is an adjective. "Has cycled" is the verb. The sentence is a declarative sentence.

He set off on a tour: set off on is a phrasal verb. It means to begin, or start.
Hi

Thank you fore replying. Yes that's right what problems might learners have withy these words and sounds?
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What about, 'we're stolen' and 'the easiest' . Are these phrasal verbs and what problems might learners encounter with these? They are in passive voice I think?
two of them (bikes) were stolen: we're stolen

We're is incorrect. It is a contraction of two words: we are. Pronounciation: wEEr
Were is correct. It it a past form of "be". Pronunciation: Wir

Two bikes were stolen.
Correct. This is passive voice. The active voice might be:

They stole two bikes.

were stolen is a verb phrase. It is not a phrasal verb. It has a helping verb (be) and a main verb (steal).

A phrasal verb is a verb + preposition.

The car ran well. (It works with no problems.)
The care ran out of gas. (It had no fuel, so it would not go.)
Cook sensation What about, 'we're stolen' and 'the easiest' . Are these phrasal verbs and what problems might learners encounter with these? They are in passive voice I think?
The standard pronunciation of 'were' in most varieties of British English is /wɜː/ - the r is not pronounced unless the following word begins with a vowel. In your sentence, the word is likely to be unstressed, and pronounced as /wə/.

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Hi

yes thank you, I am trying to work out the form for these too, such as verb form and structure for the following:

has cycled
were stolen
the easiest

Lexical items: intrepid / set off - what is the word class of these? Is it just intrepid is an adjective and set off is a phrasal verb? What would be a problem with these for a learner And how would I help them? Would it be that set off they may confuse this with a gun going off or fireworks? Not sure?. Not sure about intrepid, mispronounciation maybe?

Many thanks for your help, I am very grateful.
Hi

i am trying to work out the form, am I right?

has cycled -= have + present perfect simple passive?

were stolen = subject + have/has + past participle Passive?

the easiest = ?

any ideas?
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i am trying to work out the form, am I right?
has cycled -= have + present perfect simple passive?
were stolen = subject + have/has + past participle Passive?
the easiest = ?
any ideas?
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