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idiom 'relation' [#permalink] New post 30 May 2004, 16:25
Dr. Sayre’s lecture recounted several little-know episodes in the relations between nations that illustrates what is wrong with alliances and treaties that do not have popular support.
(A) relations between nations that illustrates
(B) relation of one nation with another that illustrates
(C) relations between nations that illustrate
(D) relation of one nation with another and illustrate
(E) relations of nations that illustrates

Is it an idiom relation of X with Y or relation between X and Y

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 [#permalink] New post 31 May 2004, 08:40
I have never come across a sentenece that has relation of X with
However I have seen plenty of X's relation with

In the SC problem I believe C is correct.
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 [#permalink] New post 31 May 2004, 08:52
Hi Anand
The answer is B. This is a question of 885SC by bigB.
Can someone tell me r the answers of 885SC right or some r wrong.

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Re: idiom 'relation' [#permalink] New post 31 May 2004, 13:24
B seems to be right.

Use of between is strictly restricted to compare two things. Between X and Y is correct idiomatic form. Choice B uses the correct form of comparison. Also notice ayre’s lecture requires sigular form "illustrates" which is present in choice B.


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Dr. Sayre’s lecture recounted several little-know episodes in the relations between nations that illustrates what is wrong with alliances and treaties that do not have popular support.
(A) relations between nations that illustrates
(B) relation of one nation with another that illustrates
(C) relations between nations that illustrate
(D) relation of one nation with another and illustrate
(E) relations of nations that illustrates

Is it an idiom relation of X with Y or relation between X and Y

Plz explain

Thanks
Satya

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Re: idiom 'relation'   [#permalink] 31 May 2004, 13:24
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