Language tip of the week: related

Posted by on March 13, 2013

Learn English with Macmillan DictionaryIn this weekly post, we bring more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary to English language learners. These tips are based on areas of English which learners often find difficult, e.g. spelling, grammar, collocation, synonyms, etc.

This week some advice about the adjective related:

After the adjective related, use the preposition to (not ‘with’):
✗ Many health problems are related with passive smoking.
✓ Many health problems are related to passive smoking.
✗ Love, in this play, is related with money and social conventions.
✓ Love, in this play, is related to money and social conventions.

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  • Is it necessary to say ~they are related to each other or just related?

    Posted by Sergio Rodrigues on 10th January, 2014
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