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    bosun is offline Senior Member
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    Smile relationship or relation?

    What is the differnce between relationship and relation exactly?

    My relationship with him ended.
    My relation with him ended .

    which one sounds better? And why?

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    Re: relationship or relation?

    The first. I would use 'relation' for a family member and 'relations' for the dealings of a friendship, etc.

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    Re: relationship or relation?

    Still , I am not sure what you are talking about. what do you mean exactly?

    Also, i wonder if there is differnce between realtion and relations. Could you be more specific?

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    Re: relationship or relation?

    Relation = cousin, etc (can obviously have plural)
    Relations = the way you get on with someone- I have good relations with my boss.

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