"With REGARD to" versus "with REGARDS to"
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"With REGARD to" versus "with REGARDS to"

 
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Renee
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Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 2:26 am    Post subject: "With REGARD to" versus "with REGARDS to" Reply with quote

Which is correct? I hear both in my workplace and it's driving me crazy!
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Skitt
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Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 2:45 am    Post subject: Re: Reply with quote

With regard to the above, I send you my regards,

Skitt
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Adrian Bailey
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Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 2:51 am    Post subject: Re: Reply with quote

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Which is correct? I hear both in my workplace and it's driving me crazy!

regard. Unless you're sending someone a greeting.

Adrian
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Reinhold (Rey) Aman
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Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 3:25 am    Post subject: Re: Reply with quote

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regard. Unless you're sending someone a greeting.

Don't forget there's also "as regards" = concerning.
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"With regards to" appears to be a blend of "with regard" and "as regards."

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Steve Hayes
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Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 1:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Reply with quote

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Which is correct? I hear both in my workplace and it's driving me crazy!

It depends on the context.

"With regard to" is a clumsy, ponderous, pompous, redundant and pleonastic way
of saying "about".

"With regards to" is a semi-formal way of asking someone to greet a third
party on your behalf, as in "with regards to your wife".


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Stan Brown
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Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 10:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Reply with quote

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It depends on the context.

"With regard to" is a clumsy, ponderous, pompous, redundant and pleonastic way
of saying "about".

It can be, I agree.

But it also seems to me like a nice way of changing the subject in a
letter: it signals the reader that something new is coming. For
instance, you're writing to complain about a restaurant meal: the
food was vile and the portions were to small. After expatiating on
the undercooked whitefish and gluey sauce, you start a new
paragraph:

With regard to the portion size, ...

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Steve Hayes
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Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 2:18 am    Post subject: Re: Reply with quote

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But it also seems to me like a nice way of changing the subject in a
letter: it signals the reader that something new is coming. For
instance, you're writing to complain about a restaurant meal: the
food was vile and the portions were to small. After expatiating on
the undercooked whitefish and gluey sauce, you start a new
paragraph:

With regard to the portion size, ...

"Concerning" would do the job as well as the clumsy phrase.


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Steve Hayes from Tshwane, South Africa
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E-mail - see web page, or parse: shayes at dunelm full stop org full stop uk
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holyterror



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Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

regard/regards: Regards in the plural are good wishes, as in "Give my regards to Broadway". In rare instances you may use "With regards" as a closure for a letter, but again this refers to good wishes. If a person says "in regards to his knee pain..." this should be "in regard to his knee pain" as they are talking about a specific thing.
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