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I am not a fool to trust him...



 
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I am not a fool to trust him... #1 (permalink) Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:08 am   I am not a fool to trust him...
 

Are these sentences correct:
1) I am not foolish to trust him.
2) I am not a fool to trust him.

Do they mean:
a. It is true that I trust him, but that doesn't mean I am foolish/a fool.
or:
b. I don't trust him. It would be foolish of me to do that.

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I am not a fool to trust him... #2 (permalink) Thu Nov 16, 2017 13:35 pm   I am not a fool to trust him...
 

I don't know if the sentences are OK for a NES
I would say
11) I am not so foolish to trust him.
12) I am not such a fool to trust him.
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I am not a fool to trust him... #3 (permalink) Thu Nov 16, 2017 14:25 pm   I am not a fool to trust him...
 

To me, what you say should have 'as' so that it conforms to the so ... as and the such ... as structures.

1) I am not so foolish as to trust him.
2) I am not such a fool as to trust him.

(I'd like comments if my observation is not correct)
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I am not a fool to trust him... #4 (permalink) Fri Nov 17, 2017 18:46 pm   I am not a fool to trust him...
 

I would suggest -

Not so foolish that I would trust him.

Not such a fool that I would trust him.

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I am not a fool to trust him... #5 (permalink) Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:18 am   I am not a fool to trust him...
 

Yes, that is 'so/such ... that' structure although it calls for another clause.
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I am not a fool to trust him... #6 (permalink) Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:25 am   I am not a fool to trust him...
 

Says who?

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