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I'm pretty confused about the usage of these linking words. Is there a difference in meaning? Are they all correct in this context? Which ones are more/less commonly used?

What aspects regarding the fashion industry have changed over time?

What aspects concerning the fashion industry have changed over time?

What aspects considering the fashion industry have changed over time?

What aspects with regards to the fashion industry have changed over time?

What aspects about the fashion industry have changed over time?

What aspects in terms of the fashion industry have changed over time?

What aspects related to the fashion industry have changed over time?

What aspects in relation to the fashion industry have changed over time?

What aspects connected with the fashion industry have changed over time?

What aspects in connection with the fashion industry have changed over time?

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  • Define interchangeable. Interchangeable in what contexts? Primarily opinion-based. – Drew Mar 5 '17 at 19:55
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All these expressions are synonymous with each other without much difference in meaning.

regarding (preposition)

Synonyms: concerning, as regards, with regard to, in regard to, with respect to, in respect of, with reference to, relating to, respecting, as for, as to, re, about, apropos, on the subject of, in connection with

Usage note:

Although sometimes considered poor substitutes for about or concerning, the phrases as regards, in regard to, and with regard to are standard and occur in all varieties of spoken and written English, especially in business writing: As regards your letter of January 19.Note that although in regards to and with regards to are generally considered poor usage, these less formal variants have become increasingly common.

As per the Ngram viewer, 'about' is the most commonly used preposition among these.

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  • In connection to your answer, there are two fundamental aspects regarding about that you omitted to mention: i) about is far more informal than any of the other linking expressions listed by the OP. ii) It is very rare to start a sentence with about. – Mari-Lou A Mar 6 '17 at 10:19
  • You also need to cite your source, although a link is welcome, that link may rot over time, and users will not know where this information came from. – Mari-Lou A Mar 6 '17 at 10:20

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