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    relationship of coexistence.

    If you think you and your business partner can keep mutual relationship forever, can you say "relationship of coexistence."?

    I have no doubt about our permanent relationship of coexistence.

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    #2

    Re: relationship of coexistence.

    No, that is not natural. Try:

    I have no doubt about our enduring relationship.

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    Re: relationship of coexistence.

    Why can "coexistence" make sense in business relationship? Is it only a physical meaning like among animals?
    Or can we also say "win-win relationship"?

    relationship of coexistence.
    Last edited by keannu; 08-Mar-2017 at 01:09.

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    Re: relationship of coexistence.

    Does relationship of coexistence mean "inharmonious relationship"? "Or can we also say "win-win relationship"?

    relationship of coexistence.

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    #5

    Re: relationship of coexistence.

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Why can "coexistence" make sense in business relationship? It's not what we would usually say.

    Is it only a physical meaning like among animals? "Coexistence" is usually used to talk about nations - not animals, people, or businesses. The common expression is "peaceful coexistence." It means the countries are not fighting each other.

    Or can we also say "win-win relationship"? No.

    relationship of coexistence.
    "Relationship of coexistence" is meaningless. Don't use it.

    I hope that helps!
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    Re: relationship of coexistence.

    Quote Originally Posted by RobertJ View Post
    Yes, you can say that on condition that your relationship is not amicable, i.e. you are generally at odds with each other but suffer through. It can also be said (tic).
    Hm. I've heard of coexisting, but I've never heard of a relationship of coexistence. Any other opinions, gang?
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    Re: relationship of coexistence.

    If you say it's ok, which is better between 1 and 2?

    1. I have no doubt about our permanent relationship of coexistence.
    2. I have no doubt about our permanent coexisting relationship.

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    Re: relationship of coexistence.

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    If you say it's ok, which is better between 1 and 2?

    1. I have no doubt about our permanent relationship of coexistence.
    2. I have no doubt about our permanent coexisting relationship.
    This just sounds bizarre. You should find another way to phrase what you're trying to say.
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    #9

    Re: relationship of coexistence.

    Between business partners, I would call it a "good/excellent working relationship". It follows that such relationships would last.
    There is also a "symbiotic relationship" where both parties benefit from each other, which is likely to be lasting.
    Two parties co-existing does not mean they get along or work well with each other.
    Last edited by tedmc; 08-Mar-2017 at 04:23.
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