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Relationship of X to Y or Relationship between X and Y

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13 Jun 2004, 11:56
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.

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13 Jun 2004, 13:51
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."
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13 Jun 2004, 21:11
agree with smashinggrace, D it is and it is well explained.

relationship between is right
ratio of X to Y is right
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14 Jun 2004, 09:54
D is my FA too...and adding my two cents here,

the correct idiom is relationship between X AND Y
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26 Sep 2017, 20:07
I think the answer will be D. 'Relationship between X and Y' is accurate.
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