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Dear Sir,

The following problem eludes me. Could you please help me out. I think sentance number one is similar but not the same as sentance number two due to the additional word "related" am i right in thinking so . THe thing is the fisrt sentance here which says "mecahnical aspects" is different from the second where it is written "mechanical related aspects"i found form the web a definition of related which says related means similar and similar means alike but not identical so the mecahnical "realted "aspects are similar but not identical to "mecahnical aspects".

related: adj similar or related in quality or character
eg: " the amateur is closely realted to the collector"

synonyms: akin, kindered

and the definition for similar is

Similar:Related in appearance or nature; alike though not identical

sentance number one: >
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>"mechanical aspects of design" and not "mecahnical related aspect of design"
>as in sentance number two below"
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>sentance number two: >
>"They are the designers and builders of the mechanical, thermal and
>fluid-flow related aspects of all such systems, including computer and
>feedback control of complex systems."
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>ARE the two documents the same , the related in sentance number two means
>that in the second sentance they are similar but not the same. but they
>meant to be the same?
>so is it the writers error?
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>looking forward to your reply, thanking you
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>yours sincerely,
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>Brendan Menezes( BEng Chemical engineering UK)
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Hello

I'm an English learner but I was trained as a plant building engineer. So please let me try to answer.

"They are the designers and builders of the mechanical, thermal and fluid-flow related aspects of all such systems, including computer and feedback control of complex systems."

I take "the mechanical, thermal and fluid-flow related aspects" as "the mechanical aspect (like engines, conveyors), the thermal aspect (like furnace, boilers), and the fluid-flow related aspect (plumbing, pumps)". Here "the fluid-flow related aspect" is "the aspect that is related to fluid flow".

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Dear Sir,
thank you for your informative reply however I dont think "related" stands only for fluid flow, i think it stands for mechanical and thermal and fluid flow.
Looking forward to your reply.
regards
brendan