Hi teachers,

Which option is the correct one?

a) She had prudence with everybody

b) She had prudence in everybody.

Is the sentence below correct as a synonym of this one, 'She trusted everybody'?

She had confidence in everybody.

Thanks in advance
Thinking SpainWhich option is the correct one?
a) She had prudence with everybody
b) She had prudence in everybody.
Neither of these make sense.

He was prudent with his money. (He spent it wisely.)

Thinking SpainIs the sentence below correct as a synonym of this one, 'She trusted everybody'?
She had confidence in everybody.
It is a fair synonym, but not exact.

Someone who trusts everybody (especially a young woman) is rather naive.
Hi AlpheccaStars,

Thank you for your help.

She trusted everybody.

Two possible synonyms of the above sentence could be:

a) She had confidence in everybody.

b) She was very naive with everybody.

A possible antonym of the same sentence could be? Is there a better one?

a) She was prudent with everybody.

Am I right?
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Thinking Spaina) She was prudent with everybody.
No, it is not normal to say "be prudent with people". You don't use people or spend them.

You can say:

She would be prudent when when she was with people and extravagent when she was not. She tried to disguise her true nature from others, or she didn't want others to know that she had a lot of money.

The same thing is true of naive.

You cannot say - she was tall and blonde with people. It doesn't make sense.

Naive is a characteristic, such as being red-haired and short.
Hi AlpheccaStars,

Thank you for you reply. It is clear why I can't use them.

'She trusted everybody'. A similar one, 'she had confidence in everybody'.

'She doubted about eveybody' is quite the opposite. Right?

TS
AlpheccaStars,'She doubted about eveybody' is quite the opposite. Right?
She doubted everybody.

The better opposite is:

She distrusted everyone.

Also:

She was suspicious about everyone's motives and intentions.

To distrust is to suspect someone is dishonest; (i.e. they will cheat you whenever possible.)

To mistrust is to merely lack confidence in someone (i.e. they are honest, but undependable. You cannot rely on them when you need something. They might tell you something that they believe is true, but isn't really true at all.)
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Hi AlpheccaStars,

Thank you so much for your reply and patience.Emotion: wink

No further questions at this point.

Best regards

TS