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Rules on "in regards to"

This rule…

<rule id="IN_REGARD_TO" name="in regards to (regarding, with regard to)">
            <pattern>
                <token>in</token>
                <token>regards</token>
                <token regexp="yes">to|of</token>
            </pattern>
            <message>Use simply <suggestion>regarding</suggestion> or <suggestion>with regard to</suggestion>.</message>
            <short>Nonstandard phrase</short>
            <example correction="regarding|with regard to">Please be aware of the following changes <marker>in regards to</marker> this program.</example>
            <example>Please be aware of the following changes in this program.</example>
        </rule>

… should also include another suggestion: in regard to.

Note that this rule overlaps with others placed later in the xml:

  • rulegroup id=“IN_REGARD_OR_REGARDS_TO”
  • rule id=“WITH_REFERENCE_OR_REGARD_TO” (The ID contradicts the rule: “in”, not “with”.)

Thanks. Added to my TODO list.

@Kumara,

Please refer to https://github.com/languagetool-org/languagetool/issues/421

Did you use the LT GUI when you found the problem with the rules for ‘in regards to’?

Regards,

Mike

I first found it while using the LT on LO, then rechecked it on LT homepage.

Btw, I just notice that the “Correct sentences for comparison” has
Please be aware of the following changes in this program.

It’s correct, but seems not so relevant to the rule.

@Kumara,

Thanks.

Rules are fixed. Refer to https://github.com/languagetool-org/languagetool/commit/9503da327ea460c42e67e86dfebe544bf452dba8.