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Hi folks,

I haven't been able to sus this one out anywhere:

A lot of writing I see lately have the phrases "in regards to...", or in some cases "in respect to..."

Surely it should be "with regard to..." and "with respect to..."??

Am I right or is it legit to say/write either?

Cheers
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My dictionary says that "in regard to", "with regard to", "regarding" and "respecting", and "as regards" (no "to") are all acceptable, though the last of these is disparaged by some stylists. "in some respects" is thought to be much better than "in some regards", the latter being rejected by most of the usage panel. No notes were provided for "in respect to" or "with respect to".

CJ
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Thanks CJ.

My guts turns every time I see 'in regard to...' I have a sentence in front of me at the moment that says "...significant to my understanding in re=gards to its context..."

I'll just have to live with it... : )

Cheers

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Thank you very much.

Would you say that all the phrases you pointed out can be used interchangeably in all situations? I just want your opinion. The phrases you seem to have brought out are "in regard to", "with regard to", "regarding" and "as regards".
Can someone tell me which to choose?

When using respects or regards can you talk about both physique and etiquette?

In most respects, my brother and I are alike but when it comes to money, he's cheap and I'm not. Other than that we are both very kind, well behaved, physically tall and thin.

In most regards, my brother and I are alike but when it comes to money, he's cheap and I'm not. Other than that we are both very kind, well behaved, physically tall and thin.
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