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The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

In connection to, In connection with

In connection with is the standard idiom for expressing a relationship of one thing with another. For example, "Police questioned three senior citizens in connection with a spate of jaywalking violations downtown." For unknown reasons, local news announcers have begun using in connection to for this purpose. Connected to should be reserved for physical connection: "The gas pump is connected to the underground storage tank."

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