indeed


indeed
in|deed [ ın`did ] function word ***
Indeed can be used in the following ways:
as an adverb (following very and an adjective or another adverb) mainly in British English:
The results were very good indeed.
as a way of showing how a sentence or phrase is related to what has already been said:
It would be difficult. Indeed it would be almost impossible.
as a sentence adverb (with an auxiliary verb or the verb to be, to emphasize the meaning of a whole sentence or clause):
It is indeed an honor to have such an important guest with us today.
1. ) FORMAL used for adding a statement that supports and increases the effect of what you have just said:
Brendel is certainly a fine musician. Indeed, I regard him as one of the greatest pianists of our time.
The service will benefit the nation's young people, and, indeed, all Americans.
2. ) FORMAL used for emphasizing that something is true when there is some doubt about it:
It was later proved that three of the pictures were indeed genuine Rembrandts.
Much more evidence needs to be provided, if it indeed exists.
3. ) FORMAL used for emphasis in statements, questions, and short answers:
Do you remember Miss Hawkings? I do indeed.
It is indeed a great tragedy that he died so young.
What would we do without him? What indeed?
4. ) MAINLY BRITISH used for emphasizing the meaning of very :
Thank you very much indeed.
5. ) MAINLY BRITISH SPOKEN used for showing that you are surprised or annoyed by what someone has told you:
He says he's too busy to see you now. Does he, indeed?

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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