Hello,

1.I don't believe your story.

2. I trust you.

3.I cannot trust this research result.

4.I cannot believe this research result.

I think 1,2,3,4, are correct, but what about the following sentence.

5. I can trust none of his success stories in business.

Doesn't "trust" have to be replaced with "believe"?

Or does "trust" work in this sentence?

Apple

 

 

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Hi, Apple,

apple posted:

1.I don't believe your story.
2. I trust you.
3.I cannot trust this research result.
4.I cannot believe this research result.

I think 1,2,3,4, are correct, 

Yes, all four of those sentences are correct.

apple posted:
but what about the following sentence.


5. I can trust none of his success stories in business.

Doesn't "trust" have to be replaced with "believe"?
Or does "trust" work in this sentence?

Sentence (5) is correct, too. "Trust" does not need to be replaced with "believe." "Trust" does work in the sentence. It is a more emphatic version of this sentence:

(5a) I cannot trust any of his success stories in business.

Please note that "I cannot believe this research result" will tend to indicate excitement and would naturally end with an exclamation point:

(4a) I cannot believe this research result! Wow.

That is,  (4) will not necessarily mean the same thing as (3): "I cannot trust this research result"; so if (3) is what you mean, it would be better to use it instead.

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