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Do in regards to and regarding to imply different meanings or is it okay to use them interchangeably?

Example:

This mail is in regards to your inquiry.
This mail is regarding to your inquiry.

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I would say these are correct:

This mail is in regards to your inquiry.

This mail is regarding your inquiry.

I honestly have never seen this use:

This mail is regarding to your inquiry.

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In the UK the first example is more commonly written, "This mail is with regard to you inquiry". –  FordBuchanan Aug 16 '10 at 15:38
    
Is your 3rd example's grammatically correct? –  Anonymous Aug 17 '10 at 6:34
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When I write in regards to, the spell checker suggests me in regard to, or to try with about or concerning. –  kiamlaluno Feb 20 '11 at 14:22
    
@kiamlaluno technically, "in regards to" is improper, but it is such a common error that most people probably don't even realize that it is an error. See John M. Landsberg's answer below. –  Doc Apr 15 at 17:34

"In regards to" is a common error, but an error nonetheless. "In regard to" is correct. The "s" would be stuck onto "regard" only if you are saying "as regards," which is a correct alternative.

"With regard to" is also correct.

"Regarding to" is incorrect; "regarding" is all you need to say.

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The "auto-correct" is correcting you becuase "in regards to" is grammatically incorrect. The word "regards" should only be utilized in the sense of sending one's regards. For example, "-I'm flying to Florida to see my family tomorrow" "-Oh, send them my regards"

However in the sense of "pertaining to," the correct word is "regard" and the correct phrase is "in regard to" (without an "s")

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