'In Regard To' Versus 'In Regards To'

You may hear people say "in regards to," but the proper phrase is singular: "in regard to." But ugh! You send your (plural) regards. Here's how to make your sentences better, with a show tune thrown in for good measure. Also, take the quiz at the end!

Mignon Fogarty
Episode #642
A written page to illustrate writing a letter regarding something.


  1. I want to talk to you in regard to the confetti incident.
  2. Regarding your text message, let’s pretend it never happened.
  3. Send my regards to your mother.
  4. Shawna called me about your overdue library book.
  5. I have one rule with regard to your driving: Always wear your seat belt.

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About the Author

Mignon Fogarty

Mignon Fogarty is the founder of Quick and Dirty Tips and the author of seven books on language, including the New York Times bestseller "Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing." She is an inductee in the Podcasting Hall of Fame, and the show is a five-time winner of Best Education Podcast in the Podcast Awards. She has appeared as a guest expert on the Oprah Winfrey Show and the Today Show.

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