Language tip of the week: relatedPosted by Kati Sule on March 13, 2013
In 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?