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Which is correct, "in regards to" or "with regard to"?

asked Oct 15 '12 at 23:09 kellyann New member

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With regard to is correct, while in regards to is incorrect. But not for the reason you think.

 

When used as a noun (this usage), regard is always singular and is never the plural regards. But, according to the authoritative reference Garner's Modern American Usage (3rd edition, Oxford University Press, 2009), in regard to or with regard to are both Standard English and may be used interchangeably.

 

I hope this helps.

link answered Oct 16 '12 at 00:31 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

Just to add that ". . . with regard to . . ." is the more common usage.

Peter GuessOct 16 '12 at 09:34

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