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    "As regards" followed only by nouns?

    Is the only usage of the phrase "as regards" proper if it's followed by nouns or can we also add a noun clause behind it?

    1) As regards his bad behaviour, he will have to consider his actions.

    2) As regards how he passed the test, I am not sure.

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    Re: "As regards" followed only by nouns?

    I did a search in http://view.byu.edu and there are very few examples with a clause, but they do occur:

    as regards the sex he or she belongs to
    As regards others who are terminally ill

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    Re: "As regards" followed only by nouns?

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I did a search in http://view.byu.edu and there are very few examples with a clause, but they do occur:

    as regards the sex he or she belongs to
    As regards others who are terminally ill
    Is this phrase used commonly in modern English? I have very rarely seen it...

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    Re: "As regards" followed only by nouns?

    Hello Batmura

    I would say that business correspondence, historical writing, and perhaps philosophy (or rather, "debate") are the commonest contexts.

    It often precedes a combative statement of some kind; perhaps a lengthy dispute about certain details, for instance.

    Have a good weekend,

    MrP

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