Grammar Patterns

N between pl-n

The 'relationship' group

These nouns refer to relationships or links. These are most often between people but can be between things, as in the case of connection, correlation, link, ratio, relation, and relationship.
Officials said they knew of no link between the two deaths.
Whitehall officials believed that the Forum was the first example of close industrial partnership between government and business.
The relationship between director and writer can be difficult.
'God's Highlander' is a 19th century tale which tells of the romance between a local girl and a minister.
Things between them were getting very tense.
  • alliance
  • association
  • attachment
  • bond
  • bridge
  • closeness
  • coalition
  • connection
  • correlation
  • correspondence
  • friendship
  • interconnection
  • intermarriage
  • interrelationship
  • intimacy
  • liaison
  • link
  • linkage
  • link-up
  • love affair
  • marriage
  • one-night stand
  • partnership
  • ratio
  • relation
  • relationship
  • romance
  • sex
  • symbiosis
  • things
  • tie
  • union
  • unity
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