professional trust/ professionals' trust/ trust of professionals into the system


Hi, I don't know what option should I take. Any help please? Thanks!!

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Either professionals or companies could initiate arbitration services.
asked Jan 20 '12 at 14:42 BluesforAlice New member

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I'm not sure how any of them would make sense in your example sentence.

link answered Jan 20 '12 at 17:59 Jody M. Expert

Hi Jody, The sentence is the following: "Either consumers or companies could initiate arbitration services; this would probably enhance trader trust in such a scheme." Is that "trader trust" correct?, or should I say:" this would probably enhance the trust of traders in such a scheme"/ or enhance traders' Thanks! BluesforAliceJan 21 '12 at 18:12

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Regarding your second question, there is a difference, I feel, between "traders' trust" and "the trust of traders".  In the former, "trust" belongs to "the traders", and in the latter, someone else is putting their trust in the traders.  So, which to choose depends on what you mean.


I'm confused about what you are trying to write.  Assuming you know the definitions of "arbitration" and "scheme", and not wanting to insult you by giving them to you, why would anyone (trader or consumer) trust in a scheme that, likely, will land them in arbitration?

link answered Jan 21 '12 at 18:51 Jody M. Expert

Hi Jody, Thanks for your comments. However, I do not quite understand the difference you mention. Don't you worry, you do not insult me. Well, I am writing about giving professionals and traders an opportunity to solve their conflicts out-of-court. Arbitration may give traders a sense of trust to the specific arbitration scheme I am dealing with... I hope this solves your question... Thanks BluesforAliceJan 21 '12 at 19:21

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The way you have it worded, the trust is put in the scheme and not arbitration.  In other words, are the traders trusting the scheme or the arbitration process


I can't help but wonder if you've used scheme as a synonym for arbitration, which would be incorrect.  A scheme is a devious plan.  Taking part in a scheme could land someone in arbitration, or court.  Another possibility could be that there is a scheme taking place in arbitration.


I'm very sorry if I'm making this more difficult than it needs to be.  I know that I've gotten off subject from your original question, but I'm not comfortable giving you a definitive answer when I don't understand the overall meaning of the sentence.

link answered Jan 21 '12 at 22:32 Jody M. Expert

Thanks Jody, It appears more clear now. What I mean is that traders are trusting the scheme (the one which regulates the arbitration process, and I have been talking about to in preceding paragraphs). BluesforAliceJan 22 '12 at 11:46

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