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    A name on which you can trust.....

    A name on which you can trust.
    A name you can trust upon.

    Are these both sentences correct, if yes; which one is more natural?

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    Re: A name on which you can trust.....

    I'd simply say ​A name you can trust.

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    Re: A name on which you can trust.....

    "To trust" does not require or allow a preposition in that usage; it is transitive. You can trust a name, or you may find a name which you can trust, but you can't trust upon or on a name.
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    Re: A name on which you can trust.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    I'd simply say ​A name you can trust.
    Or A name that/which you can trust.

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    Re: A name on which you can trust.....

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    "To trust" does not require or allow a preposition in that usage; it is transitive. You can trust a name, or you may find a name which you can trust, but you can't trust upon or on a name.
    Then, why do we say "trust in God".?

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    Re: A name on which you can trust.....

    GoesStation said you can't trust upon or on a name. The example you gave used ​in.

    Trust in God = Trust God = Put your trust in God.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: A name on which you can trust.....

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    GoesStation said you can't trust upon or on a name. The example you gave used ​in.

    Trust in God = Trust God = Put your trust in God.
    A short context from GoesStation's post, quoting "To trust" does not require or allow a preposition in that usage; it is transitive".

    With all due respect, "in" is preposition in the context "trust in God".


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    Quote Originally Posted by Babarbutt View Post
    A short context from GoesStation's post, quoting "To trust" does not require or allow a preposition in that usage; it is transitive".

    With all due respect, "in" is preposition in the context "trust in God".

    I didn't word that very well. To trust is transitive in the usage I was discussing.
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    Re: A name on which you can trust.....

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    I didn't word that very well. To trust is transitive in the usage I was discussing.
    I absolutely got what you meant in "post#3".

    I wanted to point out one thing which you wrote in your post#3, that; "trust" didn't require a preposition. So, why do we use "in" in "trust in God".?
    If, "trust God" means the same as "trust in God", then why do we use preposition "in"?

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    Re: A name on which you can trust.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Babarbutt View Post
    I absolutely got what you meant in "post#3".

    I wanted to point out one thing which you wrote in your post#3, that; "trust" didn't require a preposition. So, why do we use "in" in "trust in God".?
    If, "trust God" means the same as "trust in God", then why do we use preposition "in"?
    That's an interesting question. I don't think the preposition alters the meaning significantly. It makes the statement more formal and somewhat old-fashioned.
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