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  • Hi everybody! Tom here from BBC Learning English.

  • Today I'm going to explain the difference between to steal and to rob.

  • Both to steal and to rob mean 'to take something without permission'.

  • To steal focuses on the object or the thing which is taken. For example: Hey! Somebody just stole my phone.

  • Rob focuses on the victim of the crime.

  • For example:

  • The men robbed a bank last night.

  • I wouldn't say:

  • Someone robbed my phone.

  • I would say:

  • They robbed me and stole my phone.

Hi everybody! Tom here from BBC Learning English.

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EIAM: Steal vs Rob

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