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What is the appropriate preposition for the following sentence?

  • Is having trust in your employer important to you?
  • Is having trust for your employer important to you?
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'Trust', being a general feeling rather than a single abstract object, would be followed by "in".

Words like 'propensity', on the other hand, are singular abstract nouns, as in: "He has a propensity for gardening."

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thank you Mr. Tannenbaum... –  IberoMedia Jun 1 '13 at 4:56

The expression 'trust for' changes the meaning. There the word trust is taken to mean:

"...property interest held by one person for the benefit of another" - See Merriam-Webster trust entry 3a

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