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    Default "with regard to" vs "in regard to"

    What is the difference between the two in usage?

    when I am making a phone call and trying to get across the purpose of the call, should I say

    "I am calling in regard to....." or "I am calling with regard to......."

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    Default Re: "with regard to" vs "in regard to"

    I think either is correct, although "in regard to" is more common. There's also "I'm calling regarding...."

    I much prefer the simple, economical "I'm calling about...."

    [native speaker, not a teacher]

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    Default Re: "with regard to" vs "in regard to"

    Quote Originally Posted by JoJo728 View Post
    What is the difference between the two in usage?

    when I am making a phone call and trying to get across the purpose of the call, should I say

    "I am calling in regard to....." or "I am calling with regard to......."

    In my opinion the two expressions are interchangeable. You can also use "as regards" -concerning.

    in regard to ,or with regard to - with respect to.

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    Default Re: "with regard to" vs "in regard to"

    Quote Originally Posted by Delmobile View Post
    I think either is correct, although "in regard to" is more common. There's also "I'm calling regarding...."

    I much prefer the simple, economical "I'm calling about...."

    [native speaker, not a teacher]
    Hi Delmobile

    If I used "as regards" , would it be correct? Or, does this expression imply the idea that the listener already knows the subject of the discussion ?

    Thank you

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    Default Re: "with regard to" vs "in regard to"

    Hi Teia - I don't think "I'm calling as regards..." would be correct, although no one would mistake the meaning. But you would say, "As regards the lunch break, no employee is to leave the office before 11:30."

    However, and remember this is my opinion only, both phrases are stiff at best and pretentious at worst, and lead those who indulge in them gently but inexorably to the dreaded "irregardless."

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    Default Re: "with regard to" vs "in regard to"

    Thank you very much for your reply.

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