I see in many of the "corporate emails" I receive the expression: "
in regard to".
Sometimes, it is also written "in regards to".
First, to be sure:
- "in regards to" (with an extra 's') is incorrect, right?
- "in" or "with regard to": are they strictly equivalent?
Then, the expression sounds a bit too wordy to me.
Is there any simpler alternative?
If yes, is there any context when that simpler alternative should not been used? (i.e. when "in regard to" is actually more appropriate)