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Do these sentences have the same meaning?

  1. These are the people I trust Jake with.
  2. These are the people I trust with Jake.

Which one means:
"I can trust that Jake is safe if he was with these people."

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    'People I trust Jake with' could imply that you trust Jake not to harm these people, so (2) is better - or you could say 'I can entrust Jake to these people'. Commented Jan 2, 2021 at 13:00
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    It might help to "extend" them as 1: These are the people I trust Jake to be with and 2: Those are the people I trust to be with Jake (the two classes of people might be the same, but not necessarily).) Commented Jan 2, 2021 at 13:12
  • Thank you very much, Kate and Monica.
    – Guri
    Commented Jan 2, 2021 at 17:25

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No.1 means Jake is the one who needs to be trusted.

No.2 means the people are the ones to be trusted.

Trusted to do what, or in what way, we do not know.

No.2 has the meaning you ask about.

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  • Thank you so much @Tim
    – Guri
    Commented Jan 2, 2021 at 17:26

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