Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Confused Words

Roll and Role

Roll means to revolve, turn over, move, rotate, etc.
Role means function, task, responsibility, part, character, etc.

The lorry rolled down the hillside.
They rolled the injured guy on to his back to give him first aid.
Tom was sentenced for his role in the bank robbery.
He was given the lead role in the play.

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