that [is] everyone trusts is above board?

High on grammar

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Farsi
Hello everyone:

I found the following sentence ,which is an example usage of the idiom “above board, on a website called “Idioms By Kids

Meaning: to be seen to be fair and honest

Example: When they draw lottery numbers, they do it with a machine that is everyone trusts is above board.

I have a feeling that the part written in bold black letters is not grammatically correct:

It should be: that everyone trusts to be above board
or

that everyone trusts is above board.

What do you guys think?

Idioms by Kids

Thanks
 
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  • DonnyB

    Sixties Mod
    English UK Southern Standard English
    Yes, there's a misprint in that sentence which looks to me as if it's just a careless typo. It should be, as you've correctly guessed:
    "When they draw lottery numbers, they do it with a machine that is everyone trusts is above board".

    Your alternative suggestion of "...that everyone trusts to be above board" is fine, too. :)
     

    High on grammar

    Senior Member
    Farsi
    Yes, there's a misprint in that sentence which looks to me as if it's just a careless typo. It should be, as you've correctly guessed:
    "When they draw lottery numbers, they do it with a machine that is everyone trusts is above board".

    Your alternative suggestion of "...that everyone trusts to be above board" is fine, too. :)
    Thanks
     
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