Grammar Tip – In regard to …

In regard to and with regard to are two very common phrases in business communication. Yet why do so many people get them wrong? Why do so many writers want to add an “s” to regard?

Incorrect
With regards to compiling the binders …

The correct phrases are with regard to … and in regard to …

Correct
With regard to compiling the binders …

The phrase as regards is correct. But there is no preposition after it. Therefore, it often sounds a little odd.

Correct

As regards the meeting on Monday, I will be late.

If you don’t want to bother remembering whether to add an “s” or not, skip the phrase entirely and just write regarding. You can’t go wrong!

Correct

Regarding the meeting on Monday, I will be late.

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