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    Englishloverlover is offline Newbie
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    Default Couldn't help trusting/ to trust him

    May I say in both manners? Is there any interpretation problem?

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    Default Re: Couldn't help trusting/ to trust him

    You can only say 'I couldn't help trusting him'.

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    Default Re: Couldn't help trusting/ to trust him

    Or "I couldn't help but trust him".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Couldn't help trusting/ to trust him

    hi,
    Please note I'm not a teacher nor a native speaker.

    Another possible construction is: couldn't help but trust him.

    cheers

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