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


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
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 '14 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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