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    with regard to

    Hi,
    "Sales of margarine rose last year with regard to those of butter."
    Please tell me if the sentence means “Sales of margarine rose last year affected the sales of butter”.
    Thank you

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    Re: with regard to

    No, it doesn't. It's a poorly-worded sentence, probably meaning that the sales of margarine rose more than the sales of butter did (either in total amount, or in percentage terms).

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    Re: with regard to

    Thank you very much but could you tell me the meaning of "with regard to" in the contect?

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    Re: with regard to

    As I say, it's not good English. "with regard to" is used wrongly here, so no explanation of its use in this context is necessary.

    Here is a correct sentence:
    "With regard to the sales of margarine and butter, margarine sales have increased the most."

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