the difference between "relation" and "relationship"
I am often confused about these two words.
shall I use "relation" or "relationship" in the following sentence:
The business and government relation is always complicated.
The relationship between business and government is always complicated.
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They are often used interchangeably, but 'relationship' usually refers to a connection between people and 'relation' to a connection between things.
Though business and government are technically entities (things) and there is indeed a relation between the two, you are talking about what is complicated. That is likely to be the relationships between the people running the businesses and the governments. I would use relationships in this context.
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