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Old January 30, 2011, 11:41 AM
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With regard/regards to?

...decisions with regard / regards (to?) their international recognition.

Are regard and regards interchangeable? Is "to" needed in this sentence?

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Old January 30, 2011, 11:46 AM
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...decisions with regard / regards (to?) their international recognition.

Are regard and regards interchangeable? Is "to" needed in this sentence?

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Yes, they are interchangeable, and the 'to' is absolutely essential.

You could also say 'regarding their international recognition...' but this would have to start the clause.
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Old January 30, 2011, 11:54 AM
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So, I couldn't say:

...decisions regarding their international recognition.

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Old January 30, 2011, 12:04 PM
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So, I couldn't say:

...decisions regarding their international recognition.

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Well, perhaps you could, but I don't think it is very good. I would say

....decisions relating to their..
....decisions connected with their...

Perhaps it is just taste
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Old January 30, 2011, 03:45 PM
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Perhaps it is just taste
I think so: "decisions regarding their recognition" sounds fine to me.
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Only with regard to, never with regards to, regards in the plural is saludos.
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Only with regard to, never with regards to, regards in the plural is saludos.
That is not what a native English speaker said:

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Yes, they are interchangeable, and the 'to' is absolutely essential.

You could also say 'regarding their international recognition...' but this would have to start the clause.
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According to a few places I checked, 'with regards to' is substandard usage. 'With regard to' is the proper phrase. 'As regards' means the same thing as 'with regard to', and 'with regards to' could simply be a mixing of the two phrases.

'Regarding' and 'concerning' are also widely accepted alternatives.

http://www.englishforums.com/English...cxdxc/post.htm
http://www.vocaboly.com/forums/ftopic379.html
http://www.english-test.net/forum/ftopic2044.html
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Old February 07, 2011, 02:20 AM
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That is not what a native English speaker said:
But that´s what an expert said in a book, sometimes native speakers are wrong like you and me in Spanish.
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Old February 07, 2011, 03:03 AM
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...decisions with regard / regards (to?) their international recognition.
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That is not what a native English speaker said:
That's because the native speaker actually misread the original question and wasn't thinking clearly. (I didn't take the 'with' as part of the second option, but got it wrong anyway)
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