English Grammar and Exercises for ESL learners.
Rob - Burgle - Steal
- Rob - Steal
- You rob a person or place.
- You steal something
that does not belong to you.
- robs a place (for example, a bank), or a person, of something.
- steals something
from a place or person.
- A bank robbery took place this morning.
- A gang of armed robbers
forced their way into the bank.
- The thieves robbed the bank.
- The bank was robbed of a large amount of money.
- The gang stole a
large amount of money from
- The thieves also robbed the customers of their wallets..
- The robbers stole their wallets from the customers.
- The customers' wallets were
- A burglar is a person who
burgles a house by forcing a way into it and
stealing from it.
- During a recent concert, a number of houses in the area were burgled.
- The burglar stole essentially jewellery, cash, credit cards and mobile phones.
- He was caught by the police
to steal a car.
- A burglar is a person who burgles a house by forcing a way into it and stealing from it.
- N.B. 'Thief'
is a noun referring to someone who steals, but the
verb 'to thieve'
is rarely used. It is more usual to say 'to steal' something, or 'to rob' someone.