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    Good interpersonal relationships

    Good interpersonal relationships have a far greater effect on happiness than large raises in salary.


    Is interpersonal in the above optional? Thanks.

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    Re: Good interpersonal relationships

    Interpersonal works well here, yes.
    The word is quite formal and so is the sentence, so it fits very well.

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    Re: Good interpersonal relationships

    Niall, thanks for your reply.
    In truth, the original doesn't write in "interpersonal," but I presume it refers to "good interpersonal relationships."
    So do you think it's optional?

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    Re: Good interpersonal relationships

    Yes, when talking about relationships we generally mean interpersonal relationships.

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    Re: Good interpersonal relationships

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Niall, thanks for your reply.
    In truth, the original doesn't write in "interpersonal," but I presume it refers to "good interpersonal relationships."
    So do you think it's optional?
    Usually "interpersonal" relationships are one-on-one type involving personal discussions, perhaps romantic.

    I will contrast that with a business relationship that is only about doing business .

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    Re: Good interpersonal relationships

    Quote Originally Posted by Naamplao View Post
    Usually "interpersonal" relationships are one-on-one type involving personal discussions, perhaps romantic.

    I will contrast that with a business relationship that is only about doing business .
    Thanks, Naamplao, for your extra info.
    As a aside, why is it not "one-to-one" but "one-on-one?" I have problem understanding "one-on-one" since we use "one-to-one" in our culture.

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    Re: Good interpersonal relationships

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Thanks, Naamplao, for your extra info.
    As a aside, why is it not "one-to-one" but "one-on-one?" I have problem understanding "one-on-one" since we use "one-to-one" in our culture.
    It means the same thing.

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    Re: Good interpersonal relationships

    Thanks, Naamplao.
    Are they interchangeable? If yes, why do I seldom run across "one-to-one?"

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    Re: Good interpersonal relationships

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Thanks, Naamplao.
    Are they interchangeable? If yes, why do I seldom run across "one-to-one?"
    Well personally I must use one or the other...not both. I prefer one-on-one so you won't hear the other version from me It sounds better to me...probably a sports influence where the term is quite common.

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