with reference to

To write plainly and concisely, choose on instead of the roundabout phrase with reference to.

  • The Minister of Agriculture made a statement on the mad cow crisis.

Other possibilities include about, as for, concerning, regarding, related to and relating to.

  • As for your request for leave, a decision will be made shortly.
  • A decision will be made shortly concerning (or about, regarding, related to, relating to) your request for leave.

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