Relationship of X to Y or Relationship between X and Y : GMAT Verbal Section
Check GMAT Club App Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases http://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 03 Dec 2016, 16:13

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# Relationship of X to Y or Relationship between X and Y

 new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics
Author Message
Joined: 31 Dec 1969
Location: Russian Federation
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Technology
GMAT 1: 710 Q49 V0
GMAT 2: 700 Q V
GMAT 3: 740 Q40 V50
GMAT 4: 700 Q48 V38
GMAT 5: 710 Q45 V41
GMAT 6: 680 Q47 V36
GMAT 7: Q42 V44
GMAT 8: Q42 V44
GMAT 9: 740 Q49 V42
GMAT 10: 740 Q V
GMAT 11: 500 Q47 V33
GMAT 12: 670 Q V
WE: Engineering (Manufacturing)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 196 [0], given: 100906

Relationship of X to Y or Relationship between X and Y [#permalink]

### Show Tags

13 Jun 2004, 10:56
The relationship of smoking and lung cancer have been firmly established, yet people continue to ignore warnings, jeopardizing their health and that of others.

(A) The relationship of smoking and lung cancer have been firmly established, yet people continue to ignore warnings, jeopardizing their health and that of others.
(B) The relationship of smoking to lung cancer has been firmly established, yet people continue to ignore the warnings, jeopardizing their health and that of others.
(C) The relationship of smoking to lung cancer has been firmly established, yet people continually ignore the warnings which jeopardize their own health and that of others.
(D) The relationship between smoking and lung cancer has been firmly established, yet people continue to ignore warnings, jeopardizing their own health and that of others.
(E) The relationship of smoking with lung cancer has been firmly established, with people continuing to ignore the warnings and jeopardizing their own health and others.

If you have any questions
you can ask an expert
New!
Manager
Joined: 01 Jun 2004
Posts: 184
Location: Kiev, Ukraine
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 0

Re: Relationship of X to Y or Relationship between X and Y [#permalink]

### Show Tags

13 Jun 2004, 12:51
Anonymous wrote:
The relationship of smoking and lung cancer have been firmly established, yet people continue to ignore warnings, jeopardizing their health and that of others.

(A) The relationship of smoking and lung cancer have been firmly established, yet people continue to ignore warnings, jeopardizing their health and that of others.
(B) The relationship of smoking to lung cancer has been firmly established, yet people continue to ignore the warnings, jeopardizing their health and that of others.
(C) The relationship of smoking to lung cancer has been firmly established, yet people continually ignore the warnings which jeopardize their own health and that of others.
(D) The relationship between smoking and lung cancer has been firmly established, yet people continue to ignore warnings, jeopardizing their own health and that of others.
(E) The relationship of smoking with lung cancer has been firmly established, with people continuing to ignore the warnings and jeopardizing their own health and others.

Dear Guest,

The correct answer is D. It has correct idiomatic usage 'relationship between', that's just the way this phrase is always used when the author talks about a correlation of one variable to another.

It can also be used as 'relationship with', but that's when the author is talking about relationships between human beings. For example 'I have a good relationship with my sister."
_________________

Searching for an answer...

GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 15 Dec 2003
Posts: 4302
Followers: 38

Kudos [?]: 417 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

13 Jun 2004, 20:11
agree with smashinggrace, D it is and it is well explained.

relationship between is right
ratio of X to Y is right
_________________

Best Regards,

Paul

Director
Joined: 01 Feb 2003
Posts: 851
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 96 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

14 Jun 2004, 08:54
D is my FA too...and adding my two cents here,

the correct idiom is relationship between X AND Y
[#permalink] 14 Jun 2004, 08:54
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
2 x of y, modifier structure 4 23 Feb 2015, 05:51
X of Y or Y's 5 20 Nov 2008, 11:56
distinguishes between x and y vs distinguishes x from y 15 07 Sep 2008, 04:12
both by x and by y OR both x and y 5 17 Jun 2008, 08:47
Difference between So X as to Y ad So X that Y. 10 25 Feb 2008, 21:15
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# Relationship of X to Y or Relationship between X and Y

 new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.