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    Dear Friends,

    I wonder which of the two sentences are correct:

    1. I don't have an expectation in order for my remark could convey irony.

    2. I don't have an expectation in order for my remark to convey irony.

    Meaning: I don't expect that my remark ...

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    Csika

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    Quote Originally Posted by Csika View Post
    Dear Friends,

    I wonder which of the two sentences are correct:

    1. I don't have an expectation in order for my remark could convey irony.

    2. I don't have an expectation in order for my remark to convey irony.

    Meaning: I don't expect that my remark ...

    Thank you.

    Csika
    Neither of your sentences is correct. It is not very clear what you want to say.

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    Default Re: in order for ... could? convey

    For example, suppose that you are a dancing-master. You expect one of your students to dance well. When you are dancing with her she is clumsy (stepping on your feet all the time). Then you say ironically:

    You are really a good dancer.

    Irony, however, does not always presuppose any expectation on the part of the speaker.

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