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    Ironically enough

    I came across a question on yahoo answer which can't understand that. Here it is:
    "Do I say "ironically enough" or "ironic enough"? Which is grammatically correct?"
    What is the meaning of "ironically enough" ?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: Ironically enough

    The idiom is "ironically enough". It points out that the previous statement/situation was ironic.

    Consider the possibility that an executive in a company was a tyrant and he had an employee who was also evil. The executive developed non-Hodgkins lymphoma and died. Several years later his employee developed non-Hodgkins lymphoma. One might call that ironic.

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    Re: Ironically enough

    Could you give us an example of how you want to use it? You could ask Is that ironic enough for you?, so both forms are possible. To introduce something that you think is ironic, you would use the expression ironically enough.

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    Re: Ironically enough

    Quote Originally Posted by jaleel2007 View Post
    I came across a question on yahoo answers which I can't understand. that.
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    Re: Ironically enough

    "Ironically enough, ..." means that what you are going to say is ironic enough to mention. If it weren't, you wouldn't bother saying it.
    Last edited by Raymott; 27-Jun-2015 at 05:42. Reason: typo

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