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We can use (as) with regard when it is a verb. For example:

They regarded him as the founder of the company.

But I ask if we must use (as) with regard, or it can be left out. For example:

They regarded him the founder of the company.

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We must use "as" with "regard", so your second sentence is not grammatically correct.

The verb "consider" has about the same meaning, and has the structure you're trying to use:

They considered him the founder of the company.

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This particular use of "as" means appearing to be, or being.

In your example, the person in question is being considered as something. To see/consider/think of someone as something can mean that they may not actually be that thing, but for whatever reason, they are treated as such, so the word is necessary. If this person was the founder of the company, you would just say he is that.

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  • I think OP is asking whether as can be left out of the sentence.
    – Jim
    Oct 14, 2022 at 14:35

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