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8769

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Japanese and Japan
The following is a passage describing a picture of a drum major.
All drum major uniforms are similar. They all include high boots, white gloves and a tall hat. The letters on the front of the uniform are always different, of course, as is the flag to be carried.
I don’t understand what “as is the flag to be carried” means. Is it a clause inverted from the original order: “as the flag to be carried is”?
 
  • marget

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    The following is a passage describing a picture of a drum major.
    All drum major uniforms are similar. They all include high boots, white gloves and a tall hat. The letters on the front of the uniform are always different, of course, as is the flag to be carried.
    I don’t understand what “as is the flag to be carried” means. Is it a clause inverted from the original order: “as the flag to be carried is”?
    Yes, it's simply an inversion.
     
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