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Use "in regard to," "with regard to," "regarding," or "as regards." Never use "in regards to." (The other acceptable use is "Give my regards to Broadway.")
Well, I cannot understand it still. The explanation is not complete and very limited.
In email others often close with just plain "Regards" is this correct? I thought Sincerely was the standard salutation.
As a noun (give my "regards" to...") it can be pluralized. Otherwise, it is singular.
If you don't understand the usage of "regard" vs "regards" then you really ought to think about finishing elementary school. That, or shooting yourself.
I tend to agree.
Regard and regarding suggest "pertaining to" something - in regard to what you wrote, regarding the package I received...
Regards is like best wishes - regards to your sick mum.
The explanation is perfectly understandable. Let me spell it out for those who don't get it: "Never use: In regards to." The correct way to say it is "in regard to" --without the 's' at the end. The explanation is perfectly complete. Perhaps it is too simple for some people to understand?
in regard to, with regard to = about, concerning (i.e., "With regard to your concern...")
regards = good wishes (i.e., "Give my best regards to your mother.")
This totally makes sense.
"In regards to" is incorrect. That's the point.
I cannot understand it too. Very confusing explanation.
Quite self explanatory, I think.
don't ever ever ever say "in regards to..." or "with regards to...". It is just wrong!
This was just what I needed to know.
regard means "about" like "regarding something" "about something". I would like to speak to you in regard to something.
Most people say in "regards" to something - but that is wrong - "regards - are good wishes, good feelings"... So I say just get out of the habit of using "in regard to something" and say "about something" or "in reference to something" - then you don't make a mistake! :)
"Regards" refer to greetings or salutations, as in "please send her my regards." "Regard" means "in reference to" as in "to what does this regard?"
With regard to your question, is that helpful?
Thank you for the explaination.
Thanks for the rule, but I feel like "in regards to" is more commonly used than "in regard to" at least in spoken English. I'll go with your rule, but I would really love an explanation as to why this is. Of course, I'm sure this page isn't exactly burning up your monthly bandwidth with people dieing to know the answer, so I'll understand if you don't take my request as a high priority.
it's just a rule. no further explanation needed
Simple, plural form (regards) can be used only in two occasions: 1) In salutations 'Best regards' or 'Warm regards' etc. and 2) Expression: Ex.: As regards your comments.... etc.
Where are the meanings of the words? There are only samples of using.
Where are the meanings of the words? There are only samples of using. As I can see by the previous comment, it was said 5 years ago. Gosh! You are really Gurus!
'Regard' is to directly connect something. 'Regards' is treated like 'best wishes' or 'sincerely'.
Just think of it this way: The two words "as regards" both end in "s" and the other two don't.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|