Question by  apple (447)

Is "in regards to" proper English?

Or is it supposed to be "in regard to"?


Answer by  serendip (408)

The phrase "in regards to" is considered sub-standard English. You could properly use "in regard to", "as regards to" or just "regarding. "


Answer by  patti (29325)

It is more proper to say "in regard. " You can also say "with regard," and "regarding. " "Regard" is not plural because it means "in the matter of" or "about. " You wouldn't say "In the matters of. . . " When in doubt, find another way to to say it; that's the safest bet.

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