in regard to vs in regards to

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in regard to vs in regards to

Postby andabaza » Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:56 pm

He escuchado y visto utilizar ambas opciones. Por ejemplo:

I am calling in regard to your memo.

¿Cuál es correcta? Son ambas correctas?

También he visto la misma situación con "with regards to" vs "with regard to"

Gracias por su ayuda!
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Re: in regard to vs in regards to

Postby brandon_osborn » Thu Jul 16, 2009 2:11 pm

This is a good question, and I mess this up when I write all the time. According to this blog: http://www.english-test.net/forum/ftopic2044.html

Sometimes expressions get mixed up and very often the mixed up expressions then become acceptable but at the moment these two expressions are different in construction. "With regard to" means "about" or "concerning". The other expression is "as regards", which means very much the same. All I can imagine is that what you have seen is a mixed up version of the two. The other complication is that "regards" can also be used to mean "good wishes" as in "send my regards to your uncle".

Entonces, el uso correcto en tu ejemplo es "in regard to" o "with regard to".
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