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Mini aulas de inglês 11 de novembro de 2016

STEAL vs. ROB

Espero que você não tenha muita experiença com isso, mas é sempre bom estar preparado.

Muitas pessoas confundem as palavras “steal” e “rob” em inglês, porque em portugues, pode falar “roubar” para os dois. Mas não sabendo como usar esses verbos corretamente pode causar muita confusão.

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We use STEAL when someone takes an item that isn’t theirs.  An item is STOLEN.

Use STEAL with the following:

  • cellphone
  • purse
  • money
  • wallet
  • passport
  • jewelry
  • ideas

We use ROB with places and people to talk about something that was taken from the place or person.  A person or place is ROBBED.

Use ROB with the following:

  • bank
  • house
  • company
  • person

Compare:
Someone stole my car. = (My car is gone.)
Someone robbed my car. = (My car is here but something was taken from inside of it.)

Here are some more examples using both verbs:

  • Help! I’ve been robbed! That man stole my purse!
  • Have you ever stolen anything?
  • Have you ever been robbed?
  • That bank has been robbed three times this year. They really need to improve the security system.
  • When I was a child, I stole some candy from the candy store. I haven’t stolen anything else since then though.
  • Last year while I was on vacation, someone robbed my house. They stole my computer, some jewelry and my brand new TV.

So tell me…

Have you ever been robbed?

If so, what was stolen from you?

Let me know in the comments below!

 

 

 

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