My question may sound repetitive; I've been sifting through whole Internet and I haven't found a clear and comprehensive description about how to utilise idioms like:
- With regard to
- In regard to
- As regards
- In respect to
- As to
- As for
- Pertaining to
and the differences in their usage.
I am even mostly correct on using them, but sometimes they still seem to be confusing! I need a once-for-all clarification.
He is a great man in terms of morality.
(Sounds natural to me) It means he is great in morality as an aspect, right? In terms of here means to look at someone through their morality aspect, could it be replaced with "as regards"?
"With respect to" many requests we have received "concerning" exams...
Could "with respect to" be replaced with "as regards to" since we are observing numerous requests received?
These are still vague to me in many situations.