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# Dr. Sayres lecture recounted several little-known episodes

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Dr. Sayreâ€™s lecture recounted several little-known 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
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06 May 2006, 22:14
(B) relation of one nation with another that illustrates
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07 May 2006, 19:38
prude_sb wrote:
Dr. Sayreâ€™s lecture recounted several little-known 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

It's B. 'relation of one nation with another' is correct.
Is 'that' modifying 'Dr. Sayreâ€™s lecture' or modifying 'relation of one nation with another'?
Little confused

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08 May 2006, 20:28
I'll go with B. 'between' is used to establish a relationship when there are two entities. If there are more than two entities in the relationship, 'among' should be used.
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08 May 2006, 20:32
in C, how do we know that there are only 2 nations????????
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10 May 2006, 11:17
Although the thumb rule would indicate that 'between' is used for relations involving two entities, and 'among' is used for multiple entities, option 'B' does seem a little too wordy for my liking.

My vote goes to 'C'. It is short, precise and sounds better, methinks.

The point to keep in mind is that the 'rule' being cited to support 'B' is a thumb rule - not an established syntactical regulation.
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10 May 2006, 12:04
i go for C. Isn't illustrateS wrong in B? I think i this case the use of between is proper.
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10 May 2006, 19:27
I'll go with C because it is concise and in my understanding 'episodes' needs a plural verb.
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10 May 2006, 22:20
Will go with C too,â€¦â€¦..B sounds strangeâ€¦â€¦â€¦ â€œlittle known episodes in the relation ofâ€
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11 May 2006, 01:56
Professor wrote:
(B) relation of one nation with another that illustrates

Prof, it is the episodes that illustrate what is wrong isnt it. Then how can it be B?
In B it is episodes .... illustates.. (subject verb). Only C sorts it.
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