- For Teachers
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 ...
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.