trust  信用する

August 4, 2014 =========
☆ trust  信用する
Last week’s words were all nouns, and today’s word could be a noun, but when you see the translation you know it’s a verb. Of course, we don’t want to have to use a translation every time to see if something is a noun or a verb, right? Most of the time you can tell from the actual word, for example, yesterday “belief” was a noun, but the verb is “believe”. However today’s word is the same as a noun and a verb so the main way to know which it is is by how it is used. Here are two examples:
I trust you completely. (Verb)
I have complete trust in you. (Noun)
I can no longer trust you. (Verb)
You have betrayed my trust. (Noun).
Can you see the difference? Mostly, when it is a verb, there is an “I” statement (or you, he, she, they). Also when it is a noun it tends to come towards the end of the sentence and is next to a pronoun or preposition.
Do you know any other ways to tell if a word is a verb or a noun?