Monday, October 24, 2011


Regard= (i) perceive or think about in a particular way: ‘I don’t regard the situation quite as negatively as you do.’ (ii) (usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare: ‘Convey him my kind regards.’ (iii) to give proper attention or consideration: ‘Due regard should be given to all aspects of the problem.’ (iv) a particular point or aspect: ‘She was very unlucky in that regard.’

With regard (= concerning someone or something) to (WITHOUT s): ‘With regard to the minutes of our last meeting, may I first draw your attention to Item 3.’

As regards (WITH s) (= in connection with something): ‘As regards transport, I would suggest that we hire a mini bus for the days in question.’

Regard for sb/sth (= an attitude of admiration, respect, or esteem for): ‘She lost all regard for him.’

Regardless of sth (= in spite of everything): ‘The school accepts all students, regardless of educational level and background.’

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