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  1. david11's Avatar
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    #1

    as indeed or as if

    The Central government’s decision to amend the Constitution to provide for reservation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in promotions in government service is a welcome move, though it is fraught with risks if implemented without careful thought and adequate groundwork. The SCs and STs are grossly under-represented in the upper echelons of government — as indeed they are in upper management elsewhere — and every effort must be made to undo this injustice brought about by centuries-old practices of social discrimination.

    What does as indeed mean here?

    It looks like there should be as if.

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    Re: as indeed or as if

    Hi,

    IMO, it means "as is also/already the case in upper management elsewhere".

    charliedeut
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: as indeed or as if

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    Hi,

    IMO, it means "as is also/already the case in upper management elsewhere".

    charliedeut
    Yes, "as if" would be wrong.

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