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
Student or Learner
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.
Is this phrase used commonly in modern English? I have very rarely seen it...Originally Posted by tdol
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.
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