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# Smoking and Lung Cancer

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25 Aug 2006, 16:55
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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25 Aug 2006, 16:57
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I'm specifically looking for comments on the following areas:

- relationship of X to Y vs. relationship between X and Y
- their own health vs. their health

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25 Aug 2006, 17:32
Is the answer not D ?

"between" is needed when you are comparing two items...
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26 Aug 2006, 02:19
relationship between X and Y ~ is appropriate here because the two have conflicting ideas about the central issue: smoking.

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26 Aug 2006, 02:43
"relationship between x and y" is the correct idiom .. so D .. but "jeopardizing their own health and that of others" .. is "own" really required here ... plz explain ... isn't it redundant ..
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26 Aug 2006, 02:56
D for me "relationship b/w X and Y" and "relationship HAS"

D also has a correct and clear modifier
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26 Aug 2006, 04:40
Ok, for this one... the OA is definitely not D (i double checked). I know, I was fooled by the between X and Y as well...
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26 Aug 2006, 05:53
In that case, it should be B.

relationship of "smoking" to "lung cancer"
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28 Aug 2006, 21:22
thats very odd because when i look at some optinons on thefreedictionary.com it gives

relationship of x with y

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relationship between x and y
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29 Aug 2006, 00:29
oops my choice was D
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29 Aug 2006, 03:40
I dont see anything wrong with D
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29 Aug 2006, 05:31
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... stablished
good discussion here
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29 Aug 2006, 06:17
Sorry for the delay... here is the OA and the OE... from Cambridge.
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