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    "relevant" "related"

    "relevant" "related"
    What is the differences between two adj.?

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    Re: "relevant" "related"

    Hi kelvin123

    As an NES (UK),but not a teacher, I would explain the difference as follows:

    If something is "relevant" in a discussion, it should positively contribute to the discussion.

    If something is a "related" matter, then it might cover a similar, but perhaps different situation, and may not be relevant to (i.e. not apply to) the particular discussion that you are having.

    See:http://www.askoxford.com/concise_oed/orexxlevant?view=uk

    relevant

    adjective closely connected or appropriate to the matter in hand.

    vs

    <H1>related files definition of related files in the Free Online Encyclopedia.</H1>

    related files

    Two or more data files that can be matched on some common condition, such as account number or name.

    Also:
    evidence legal definition of evidence. evidence synonyms by the Free Online Law Dictionary.

    Objections to Questions:

    Objection: Calls for an irrelevant answer
    Legal Basis: The answer to the question would not make the existence of any consequential fact more or less probable.

    Hope this helps
    NT

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