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    #1

    in no way

    Dear Forum Users,

    I wonder what possible alternatives you could give for this sentence:

    In many ironies the speaker in no way means the opposite of what he says. -- is this sentence correct at all?

    'in no way' means if A is an ironic sentence, there is no possible opposite of A that could constitute the ironic meaning

    Thank you very much.

    Csika

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    Re: in no way

    NOT A TEACHER

    The sentence seems correct to me.

    'in no way' means if A is an ironic sentence, there is no possible opposite of A that could constitute the ironic meaning
    Not really, it means that there is no chance, no aspect in which A could be considered not true. An alternative could be for example: "In many ironies the speaker actually means exactly what they say".
    Last edited by CarloSsS; 11-May-2012 at 16:23.

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