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regard / regardless / regards

Regard  v. usually means to have an opinion about something or someone.

For example: "I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms." Oscar Wilde

It can also mean to look carefully at something or someone.

For example: The students regarded me with horror as I entered the classroom.

Regardless adv. means not being affected by something.

For example: I went ahead with the test regardless of the students opposition.

Regards is simply a greeting.

For example: Please give my regards to your parents when you see them.

Regardless of how you regard someone, you should send them your regards.

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