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"In Regard To" Versus "In Regards To"

By
Mignon Fogarty,
February 22, 2010

The Grammar Devotional

Jackie H. asked, "Is it correct to say 'In regards to...' or 'In regard to...'? I have used 'regards' for many years and now my boss has informed me that it is incorrect to say 'regards.' Yet, I see and hear it all the time."

The correct phrase is "in regard to." You may be confused because "as regards" is another way to introduce a topic.

Many people believe both phrases are unnecessary business jargon. Better options, depending on the particular sentence, include "concerning," "regarding," "about," "in," and "with."

  •  This letter is in regard to your message dated January 5. (correct)

  •  This letter concerns your message dated January 5. (better)

 

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