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Why bandites and not burglars?



 
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Why bandites and not burglars? #1 (permalink) Wed May 24, 2006 14:00 pm   Why bandites and not burglars?
 

Synonyms Lesson, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #113 "Synonyms for robber and burglar", question 1

All vehicles driving through this wild godforsaken region have been attacked by ..........

(a) trespassers
(b) robbers
(c) burglars
(d) bandits

Synonyms Lesson, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #113 "Synonyms for robber and burglar", answer 1

All vehicles driving through this wild godforsaken region have been attacked by bandits.

Correct answer: (d) bandits

Your answer was: incorrect
All vehicles driving through this wild godforsaken region have been attacked by burglars.
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Why bandites and not burglars? #2 (permalink) Wed May 24, 2006 15:06 pm   Why bandites and not burglars?
 

Hi Jerry

A "burglar" is a person who breaks into a house (or building) and steals things. Since the test sentence talk about a robbery outside a building, then the word "burglar" is wrong.

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Why bandites and not burglars? #3 (permalink) Sun Mar 11, 2007 21:08 pm   Why bandites and not burglars?
 

Hi,
How would you explain the meaning of: trespassers? Why in this sentence this answer b) robbers would be inappriopriate?

Many thanks.
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Why bandites and not burglars? #4 (permalink) Sun Mar 11, 2007 22:49 pm   Why bandites and not burglars?
 

Annaa wrote:
Hi,
How would you explain the meaning of: trespassers? Why in this sentence this answer b) robbers would be inappriopriate?

Many thanks.
Anna

Welcome, Anna!

Trespassers go into someone's property without permission.

Robbers steal money from people or places, e.g. banks.

Bandits or brigands, however, are armed gang robbers who attack travellers, especially in rural areas.
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