in regard to, with regard to, as regards

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Write the noun regard in the singular in the phrases in regard to and with regard to.

  • The store has called in regard to (not in regards to) the missing hot tub.
  • With regard to (not with regards to) my recent accident in the hot tub, I have completely recovered.

The final s is correct only in the phrase as regards, where regards is a verb.

  • As regards the hot tub, I’m making a planter out of it!

Note: In regard to, with regard to and as regards are wordy phrases. Instead, to communicate clearly and effectively, use about, as for, concerning or regarding, or rewrite the sentence.

  • The store has called about (or concerning or regarding) the missing hot tub.
  • I have completely recovered from my recent accident in the hot tub.
  • As for the hot tub, I’m making a planter out of it!

OR

  • I’m making a planter out of the hot tub!

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