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    Question which word fits best in the below situation?

    Hello, everyone. I am wondering among 'relate to','be associated with' ,'have to do with'and 'involve',which word is best or native in the following sentence. 'Another reason of my point relates to the fact that...' or 'Another reason of my point is associated with the fact that...' or 'Another reason of my point involves the fact that...' or 'Another reason of my point has to do with the fact that...'

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    Default Re: which word fits best in the below situation?

    The main problem with your sentence fragment is that "Another reason of my point ..." is incorrect. Try to reformulate that part. Until that's correct, it's impossible to tell what the next word should be.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: which word fits best in the below situation?

    You are right, I will correct the sentence into 'Another convincing reason to support my point of view has to do with/relates to/is associated with/involves the fact that...',then among 'relate to','be associated with' ,'have to do with'and 'involve',which is best???

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    Default Re: which word fits best in the below situation?

    Why not just "is"? Another reason to support my point of view is...

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    Default Re: which word fits best in the below situation?

    We really need to see the entire sentence. Perhaps you could even start with "Another point supporting my view is..." (usually "the fact that" can be rewritten).
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: which word fits best in the below situation?

    Thanks for your reply, the entire sentence is ' another reason to support my view that computer games can benefit the kids' development has to do with/relates to/is associated with/involves the fact playing computer games can cultivate kids' eye-hand coordination. Then which word among 'has to do with', 'relates to' ,'is associated with','involves' in this situation reads best in English?

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    Improved hand-eye coordination is another point supporting the view that computer games can benefit a child's development.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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