concern, ­concerning, for what concerns

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Misused word
concern, ­concerning, for what concerns

Alternatives
with regard to, in respect of, in terms of.

Explanation
We often find paragraphs in reports that begin with “concerning XYZ, the Court found that” instead of “with regard to.” This sounds very odd in English.

Example
  “Concerning the achievement[s] of the six EFA goals, the PEDP report states that sound progress is being made.”

  “With regard to the achievement[s] of the six EFA goals, the PEDP report states that sound progress is being made.”

However, in English, there is usually no need to start a sentence with a direct reference to the subject matter, as you would in certain other languages, and a different word-order might be better. So a better version could be,

  “The PEDP report states that sound progress is being made towards the achievement of the six EFA goals.”

Source
Misused English words and expressions in EU publications by Jeremy Gardner [Updated 8.11.2013]

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