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    itís a trust that has repeatedly been betrayed.?

    In the underlined "it’s a trust that has repeatedly been betrayed", is it a form of emphasis from "A trust has repeatedly been betrayed" or it refers to the previous "we have to trust" and that is a relative pronoun describing "a trust". Could you please pay attention on the two options and tell which is the original sentence? What does it mean in the underlined?

    1. A trust has repeatedly been betrayed.
    2. We have to trust that it will not spill our secrets, but that kind of trust is a trust that has been repleatedly been betrayed.

    The translation in Korean goes in 2, and I think it's correct, but I can't totally exclude the chance of 1 which may sound awkward.

    ex)In George Orwell’s novel 1984, Big Brother controlled every individual by keeping watch on every aspect of their life. Today, there is an even more threatening Big Brother hiding in the shadows: the search engine. We pour our secrets into the all-powerful search engine through the tens of millions of questions we enter daily. Search engines know more about our habits, our interests, and our desires than our friends, our loved ones, and our doctor combined. But unlike Big Brother in 1984, this one is very real. We have to trust that it will not spill our secrets, but it’s a trust that has repeatedly been betrayed.
    Last edited by keannu; 29-Jun-2011 at 23:03.

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    Re: itís a trust that has repeatedly been betrayed.?

    Keep it simple:

    2. We have to trust that it will not spill our secrets, but that kind of trust (is a trust that) has repeatedly been betrayed.

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