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    Default Believe with 'in' and without 'in'

    I believe in God.But we generally say, I believe you-( NOT in you).
    Can some one comment please.

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    Default Re: Believe with 'in' and without 'in'

    Quote Originally Posted by sudath View Post
    I believe in God.But we generally say, I believe you-( NOT in you).
    Can some one comment please.
    When somebody says "I believe in God" it means that they believe in the existence of, or have faith in God. If I say "I believe you", it means that I believe what you have told me. If I say "I believe in you", however, it doesn't mean that I believe you exist but that I trust you or have faith in you.

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    Default Re: Believe with 'in' and without 'in'

    But 'believe in' has other meanings - particularly 'espouse/regard as important'. If someone says 'I don't believe in sex before marriage' it's not a sign of their naivety! (I'm told that sex before marriage has been known to occur.)

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