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    believe and trust

    Hi teachers,
    I saw on this forum that one moderator had said that there is a big difference between believe and trust. I have checked in the dictionary but I really couldn't point out any difference. Would you please tell me what that difference can be? I suspect that if there is difference between those two words there must be a difference using those in sentences too.



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    Re: believe and trust

    You can believe someone (think that what they're saying is accurate) and not trust them (by questioning their motives) at the same time.

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    Re: believe and trust

    Now I see that we must be very careful of using those two words. I have been using those words interchangeably. But I would like to get more descriptions about the difference and when to use them in an appropriate situation.

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    Re: believe and trust

    Quote Originally Posted by kite View Post
    Now I see that we must be very careful of using those two words. I have been using those words interchangeably. But I would like to get more descriptions about the difference and when to use them in an appropriate situation.
    I'd suggest you should forget that you ever thought they meant the same thing. Find out what 'believe' means, and what 'trust' means. That would be far more useful than any 'difference' between them.
    (Once you know what a cat is and what a dog is, trying to define the difference becomes largely academic.)

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