with regards to or with regard to?

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With regard to...

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Kenneth G. Wilson (1923–). The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993. regarding, as regards, in regard(s) to, with regard(s) to
In and with regard to, regarding, and as regards are all Standard, synonymous prepositions, slightly longer and more varied than but meaning much the same as about and concerning: I spoke to him regarding [as regards, in regard to, with regard to] his future. With regards to is Nonstandard and frequently functions as a shibboleth, although it can be Standard and idiomatic in complimentary closes to letters: With [my] regards to your family…. In regards to, however, is both Substandard and Vulgar, although it appears unfortunately often in the spoken language of some people who otherwise use Standard. It never appears in Edited English.

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Idioms: in regard to

Also, as regards; in or with reference to; with regard to; in or with respect to. Concerning, about. For example, In regard to your letter, forget it, or As regards your subscription, I'm not sure why it was canceled, or In reference to your inquiry, we'll have to pass it on to the board, or We have a few questions with regard to your recent offer, or With respect to your latest request, we'll be happy to oblige. The word reference has been used in this idiom since the late 1500s, regard from the second half of the 1400s, and respect from the first half of the 1500s. Also see relative to.

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with regard to Emotion: big smile
(or "in regard to")
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Thank you so much, Marshmellow_coffee!
daddyjohnWhich is correct:

With regards to... or

With regard to...

Thank you very much!

As regards (no 'to')
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Many, many thanks Goodman!
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Anonymous:
I am not a grammar expert but I am very interested in language. I think it is fair to say that 'With regard to" is more common and used in writing and, at least in the US, "with regards to" is more used in speaking. Granville Fields
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