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Rule "with/in reference to, with/in regard to (about, of, on, for, concerning, regarding)"

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Description: with/in reference to, with/in regard to (about, of, on, for, concerning, regarding)
By default, this rule is not active in LanguageTool because its category is not active by default
Message: Replace with shorter about, of, on, for, concerning, or regarding.
Category: Plain English (ID: PLAIN_ENGLISH)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • Statement in reference to the book.
    Correction suggestion: about, of, on, for, concerning, regarding
  • What shall we do in regard to the dinner?
    Correction suggestion: about, of, on, for, concerning, regarding
  • What shall we do with regard to the dinner?
    Correction suggestion: about, of, on, for, concerning, regarding
  • This reply is in regard to your message earlier this week.
    Correction suggestion: about, of, on, for, concerning, regarding
  • With regard to your letter last week, …
    Correction suggestion: About, Of, On, For, Concerning, Regarding
  • Misunderstanding can arise in reference to how a person becomes certified or credentialed.
    Correction suggestion: about, of, on, for, concerning, regarding
  • The veterinary clinic gets many calls from children with regard to lost pets.
    Correction suggestion: about, of, on, for, concerning, regarding
  • This test is important with regard to the new rules.
    Correction suggestion: about, of, on, for, concerning, regarding
  • Before you do a test with regard to a rule, always include a correct example and an incorrect example.
    Correction suggestion: about, of, on, for, concerning, regarding
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • Statement on the book.
  • What shall we do about the dinner?
  • What shall we do regarding the dinner?
  • This reply concerns your message earlier this week.
  • This reply is about your message earlier this week.
  • Regarding your letter last week, …
  • Misunderstanding can arise about how a person becomes certified or credentialed.
  • Misunderstanding can arise regarding how a person becomes certified or credentialed.
  • The veterinary clinic gets many calls from children concerning lost pets.
  • The veterinary clinic gets many calls from children regarding lost pets.
  • The veterinary clinic gets many calls from children about lost pets.
  • This test is important for the new rules.
  • Before you do a test of a rule, always include a correct example and an incorrect example.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: WITH_OR_IN_REFERENCE_OR_REGARD_TO [1]
Version: 5.9-SNAPSHOT (2022-08-10 20:33:03 +0000)