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    they may create products—and indeed services—that really...

    Dear friends,

    I'm reading and translating a text about smart products and smart makers from the Economist. Here is the link:

    http://www.economist.com/news/busine...-new-one-which

    "But if they embrace the smart revolution, they may create products—and indeed services—that really are worthy of being fetishised."

    I'm a bit puzzled by the meaning of "indeed" in the sentence above. Is it an adjective or "indeed" here means that the products and the services are the same?

    Thanks

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    Re: they may create products—and indeed services—that really...

    It's an adjective. The author could have written products - and even services.... The author believes that finding services listed will tend to surprise readers. The intensifying adjective tells the reader "I really mean the words that follow."
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    Re: they may create products—and indeed services—that really...

    And the services are less obvious than the products.

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    Re: they may create products—and indeed services—that really...

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    It's an adjective.
    How so? Surely not. Isn't it adverbial?

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    Re: they may create products—and indeed services—that really...

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    How so? Surely not. Isn't it adverbial?
    Yes, as you say. I think I was misled by the modifier's proximity to the noun. It modifies create.
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