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    #1

    Play a crucial role.

    Can you tell me if the use of' play a crucial role' is correct in the following sentences?

    1)The education level of people plays a crucial role in a country's development.

    2) He will play a crucial role in his next cinema project.

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    #2

    Re: Play a crucial role.

    You are correct.

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    Re: Play a crucial role.

    Can I say that in first sentence 'play a crucial role' has a figurative meaning but in second sentence it has real meaning?

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    #4

    Re: Play a crucial role.

    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/role Definition#1.
    I think it is a definition instead of a figurative meaning, but I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: Play a crucial role.

    The meaning is real in both cases.

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