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    Relation vs. relationship

    Hi

    Could you tell me the differenence between 'relation' and 'relationship'? How is the use of one differs from the use of others?

    It appears that both these words can be easily replace each other for both of them are nouns.

    Please help.

    Thanks
    San


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    Re: Relation vs. relationship

    Quote Originally Posted by Shawnock View Post
    Hi

    Could you tell me the differenence between 'relation' and 'relationship'? How is the use of one differs from the use of others?

    It appears that both these words can be easily replace each other for both of them are nouns.

    Please help.

    Thanks
    San
    The choice between these becomes an issue when you want to refer to an abstract connection, because there is some stylistic difference. Data from the BNC shows that relation(s) in this sense is mostly associated with academic and official writing, whereas relationship(s) is found equally in general and academic writing. Relationship is also used in a wide variety of references to personal, social and political connections e.g. married relationship, loving relationship, where relation could not appear.
    By the same token, relation reigns supreme in the idiom in relation to.


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