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trust

This page is about the noun "trust", which can be both countable and uncountable

trust → 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.

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.

Quick Quiz:

In which sentence is the word "trust" uncountable?

a. All the money in the boy's trust was stolen by the lawyer.

b. The boy's father shouldn't have put his trust in the lawyer.

Contributor: Matt Errey