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Difference between burglar and thief



 
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Difference between burglar and thief #1 (permalink) Thu Jan 26, 2006 23:06 pm   Difference between burglar and thief
 

English Synonym, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #73 "Synonyms for robber and thief", question 6

Look! The attic window is broken, the ......... has probably come inside this way.

(a) criminal
(b) burglar
(c) thief
(d) bandit

English Synonym, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #73 "Synonyms for robber and thief", answer 6

Look! The attic window is broken, the burglar has probably come inside this way.

Correct answer: (b) burglar
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why it is not thief ? what is the difference in meaning between burglar and thief?

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Difference between burglar and thief #2 (permalink) Fri Jan 27, 2006 8:45 am   Difference between burglar and thief
 

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A burgler acquires forced access to private property; a thief steals something from it.
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Burglar vs thief #3 (permalink) Fri Jan 27, 2006 9:10 am   Burglar vs thief
 

Dear Learner,
A burglar is a person who breaks into a house (breaks the door or the window), or shop, or other building to steal something.
A thief is someone who takes property belonging to someone else without his knowledge.
The difference is that burglars usually break into the building to steal something.
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