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    How to use irony and ironically

    I don't know the difference between both words. I guess those are advs, but could you please explain how to use them correctly?

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    Re: How to use irony and ironically

    'Irony' is a noun, 'ironic' is an adjective, and 'ironically' is an adverb.

    Ex: The irony of her reply.
    Ex: Isn't it ironic? It is ironic.
    Ex: Ironically, it is not until we are prepared to let go of something that we can really enjoy it. ~ Darren L. Johnson

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    Re: How to use irony and ironically

    Quote Originally Posted by noppanit View Post
    I don't know the difference between both words. I guess those are advs, but could you please explain how to use them correctly?

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Noppanit,


    May I most respectfully give you some advice?

    Be very careful before you use those words. Even many

    native speakers (including me) are confused by them.

    In fact, many times we use irony when we actually should

    use paradox or coincidence.

    For example, I once read something like this in a newspaper:

    Two bad men robbed a store. Ironically, while they were robbing the store, two police officers were eating lunch in a restaurant across the street.

    Many native speakers talk like that. But the fact that the cops (police officers) were across the street was just coincidental.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR

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    Re: How to use irony and ironically

    Thank you so much and happy new year! :)

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