Language Tips: With Regard To Vs. With Regards To

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56Is it correct to say, “with regards to”, or is it better to say, “with regard to” instead? Check this out and find out.

According to http://www.dictionary.com, originally, “with regard to and in regard to have been preferred, with the variants with regards to and in regards to being considered nonstandard or regional. “However, according to http://www.dictionary.com, “with regards to and in regards to” have risen drastically in usage” in the past recent years.

Ex: With regards to sushi offerings in Evanston, there are still many other fish in the sea. [Daily Northwestern]

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Some people these days  get confused on which to use. The bottom line is, if you want to stick to the strict rule of grammar, just remember that regard, according to dictionary.cambridge.org,  means “to consider or have an opinion about something or someone”. On the other hand, regards means ” best wishes (used to express friendliness in greetings, especially at the end of letters)”.

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