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    as is understood

    Are these sentences correct:

    1) More educational programs are needed in the region, as is understood in certain circles.
    MEANING: More educational programs are needed in the region and that is understood in certain circles.


    2) More educational programs are needed in the region, as is understood by certain authorities.
    MEANING: More educational programs are needed in the region and that is understood by certain authorities.



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    #2

    Re: as is understood

    They look correct to me.

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    #3

    Re: as is understood

    Thank you very much, Rover_KE,

    How about this one:
    1a) More educational programs are needed in the region, as it is understood in certain circles.

    Is that correct?

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    #4

    Re: as is understood

    No.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 22-May-2015 at 09:13. Reason: Deleting unnecessary quote.

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    #5

    Re: as is understood

    Thank you very much, Teechar.

    One more question here. Is this one correct:

    3) The law in the People's Republic of China still does not possess an independent binding power as is understood in the English laws, which enjoy the respect of all of its citizens.

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    https://books.google.com/books?id=KT...0in%22&f=false

    I don't really see what is understood in the English laws. Is it the 'possession of an independent binding power'? I am not sure the sentence is really correct.

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    Re: as is understood

    Your link does not work for me, but the sentence is correct.

    The law in the PRC does not possess the same binding power as that of English law.

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    #7

    Re: as is understood

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    I don't really see what is understood in the English laws. Is it the 'possession of an independent binding power'?
    Yes, I think that's what the author means.

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    I am not sure the sentence is really correct.
    I agree that it's not well written; e.g. "its" is incorrect in that sentence.

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    Re: as is understood

    Thank you both very very much,

    I gave this some more thought. Maybe "an independent binding power as is understood in the English laws" is a single noun phrase there. In other words, maybe 'as is understood in the English laws' only modifies 'an independent binding power'.

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    Navi.

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