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What is the difference in the meaning/usage of these two phrases ?

Suggestion in regard to

Suggestion with regard to

Googling yields results showing both phrases being used but I couldn't understand the difference in their meaning.

A Few sentences Copied from google:

Another interesting suggestion in regard to that voluntary Socialism.

Looking at some of the suggestions with regard to the maximum levels permitted under the reports.

  • There's no difference in meaning between in, with, having [regard to something], nor is there any significant preference between the first two. But note that it's almost always in respect of or with respect to if you switch to that alternative to regard. – FumbleFingers Aug 26 '17 at 17:10
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    And do not forget as regards something remembering that the aforementioned regards are nouns whilst this one is a verb. – Mv Log Aug 26 '17 at 17:24
  • @Mv Log: Good point. But although it doesn't sound ridiculously "off" to me, we almost never encounter plural regards in OP's construction in/with xxx to [something], nor do we ever see the "singular" version after as. – FumbleFingers Aug 26 '17 at 17:42

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