I marked B..but now A seems to be better...
can anyone give a better explanation?
The general rules governing the use of the words "Regard" and "Regards" (often confused and at times confusing!)
1) "Regard to" or "In Regard to" -- are correct
2) "Regards to" or "In Regards to" -- are incorrect expressions
3) As Regards -- is CORRECT and in this case of course is used as a verb
4) With Regards or Regards -- used as closing phrases in letters (Noun)
That said -- this question does not seem to have a correct choice.
Choice A makes no sense -- The former president will be highly regarded as the Fed Chairman (Not role -- !)
Choice A as written is incorrect.
Choice B -- incorrect usage
Choice C and D are obviously wrong
Choice E -- wrong verb (should be held -- not hold)