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Dear teachers,

I am very confused about the use of these words: "with regard to", "in regard to"

I thought that they are synonyms for "concerning" "regarding" but I am not sure.

Could you please mention the difference if any?

Thanks
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Hi,
Pamela81I thought that they are synonyms for "concerning" "regarding" but I am not sure.
They are synonymous. However, it is highly likely that you will run into them in quite formal situations, not in
casual speech.

Regards
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Hi,

thank you.

Sure, I use them in e-mails adressed to my customers.

Regards
Pamela
I'm not a teacher, but as far as I know - and I have looked into this in the past - both phrases are correct and interchangeable. And yes they are synonyms of "concerning" "regarding".

It is wrong, however, to use "With regards to" or "In regards to".

Regards (with an S at the end) is a salutation and should be used only as a salutation - i.e. Best Regards.

Hope that helps!
Hi,
Pamela81Sure, I use them in e-mails adressed to my customers.
OK, then. Just don't overuse them. There are situations in which you may sound too stilted if you do not use them
appropriately.

Regards
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