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    regards

    I was writing the other post and I came up with this sentence and started wondering whether it was correct (grammatically that is):

    1-The English language has perhaps changed as regards the progressive tense.

    What about:
    2-The English language has perhaps changed regarding the progressive tense.
    3-The English language has perhaps changed with regard to the progressive tense.
    4-The English language has perhaps changed as concerns the progressive tense.

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    Re: regards

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan
    I was writing the other post and I came up with this sentence and started wondering whether it was correct (grammatically that is):

    1-The English language has perhaps changed as regards the progressive tense.

    What about:
    2-The English language has perhaps changed regarding the progressive tense.
    3-The English language has perhaps changed with regard to the progressive tense.
    4-The English language has perhaps changed as concerns the progressive tense.
    In all those cases, I would use "perhaps" at the beginning.

    I prefer 3, then 2.

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    #3
    But you do you consider the other ones wrong?

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    #4
    Yes I would. As a conjunction "as" requires that a full clause follow it. In 1 and 4, there is no subject for the clause.

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    #5
    I'd just like to add that the prgressive is an aspect not a tense.

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    #6
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I'd just like to add that the prgressive is an aspect not a tense.
    Some people call it a tense.

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