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    #1

    as appropriate

    "In his view, the media and even the 110 million Internet users
    in China should also participate "as appropriate" in supervision
    of the government."

    The question is about "as appropriate". Is this phrase used to modify "participate" ? Why "..." is used here? Is it only used
    to modify participate, in other words, participate appropriately,
    and don't go over the boundary? Or to modify "participate in supervision of the government" as a whole? I think it's first
    one, right?



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    #2

    Re: as appropriate

    I think it means 'as much as they can'.


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    #3

    Re: as appropriate

    No, I don't think its to modify 'participate'. I think the writer thinks that's the 'right thing' to do -I see it as an opinion given..

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    Re: as appropriate

    Quote Originally Posted by ian2 View Post
    "In his view, the media and even the 110 million Internet users in China should also participate "as appropriate" in supervision of the government."



    Originally I thought it means that participating in supervision should be regarded as appropriate, as this is taken from a longer piece by a Chinese high-ranking official who was trying to say that government should be supervised and in addition to the government supervising itself, it seems the official was saying that media and Internet users can also be part of the supervision and that they are part of it is appropriate. But then someone told me that this means "participate" should be moderate, should be appropriate, not going too far. That seems in line with Tdol's interpretation. So any further clarification. Thank you both.

    Ian

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