Use the word "trust" when you believe someone will make good decisions or tell the truth.
In these sentences, "trust" is a verb:
- We trusted our babysitter with our children. (We had faith in her good judgment.)
- Yolanda doesn’t trust her husband. (He lost her faith because he cheated on her.)
- Can I trust you?
- Whom do you trust? (The subject in this sentence is "you" and "whom" is an object pronoun.)
- Nobody trusts him. He always lies.
- The passengers on the airplane trusted the pilot to fly the plane through the storm.
- In God we trust. (These four words appear on American currency.)
The word "trust" is also a noun:
- The passengers put their trust in the man who was driving through the storm.
- The young man earned the trust of his parents.
- The employee caught sleeping on the job lost the trust of his boss.
The words "trusted," "trusting," "trusty," and "trustworthy" can be used as adjectives.
- The President’s most trusted advisor gave him some good advice.
- The trusting young girl believed the man who said he could help her.
- When I go camping, I always bring along my trusty knife. (Something that’s "trusty" is something that can be depended on.)
- Candice is the most trustworthy employee in the company. (A person who is "trustworthy" has proven himself or herself to be worthy of trust.)
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February 9, 2013