LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||07/OUT/2008 12:46 PM|
|Assunto:||Rob / Steal|
Someone can rob a person or place, but you cannot say that they rob an object or amount of money. Use steal: He robbed a bank, stealing cash and valuables worth $500,000.
money, property - My wallet was stolen. My wallet was robbed. My wallet was burgled.
person - I've been robbed./ I've been burgled (= my house)./ I've been stolen.
You can also steal from somebody: He had been stealing from his employer for years.
Rob. You can also be robbed of something: She was robbed of all her money and clothes.
Burgle. This is British Englihs. American English is burglarize.
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