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trust

The noun "trust" can be both countable and uncountable.


uncountable

Meaning: the belief that someone or something is honest or won't cheat you
Example sentence: People put their trust in politicians, but politicians often betray that trust.

countable

Meaning: a legal arrangement or organization that manages someone's money or property
Example sentence: The money the children inherited will be put in trusts until they're adults.


Test your understanding:

In which sentence is the word "trust" uncountable?
  1. All the money in the boy's trust was stolen by the lawyer.
  2. The boy's father shouldn't have put his trust in the lawyer.

The grammar of Countable and Uncountable Nouns

Countable/Uncountable Gapfill Games
Countable/Uncountable Sorting Games

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