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I've got a question: do the expressions "what's the matter with you/what's wrong with you?" mean the same as "what's the matter/what's wrong?"?
I have the feeling that the 1st expressions are more ironic, am I right?
I would say they are almost identical. Neither is more ironic than the other, it really depends on the tone of voice used to say them.
Originally Posted by Will17
The first, "......matter with you" and ".........wrong with you" are more personal and direct and could be considered somewhat argumentative or, as you say, sarcastic. The second examples "what's the matter"/"what's wrong" are less direct and used most often to inquire about a problem or situation that the speaker has noticed to be unusual behavior or reaction by the listener.
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