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    thanks to

    Thanks to Obama's failed Mid-East policies, Christians get slaughtered there every day.

    Is "thanks to" correct here or should it only be used in positive contexts?

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    #2

    Re: thanks to

    The usage is okay.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: thanks to

    Thanks is used as an irony or meant to be sarcastic.
    Sometimes, "no thanks" is also used.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: thanks to

    "thanks to" is not always ironic or sarcastic.

    "Thanks to his good study habits and intense interest in the course material, he earned an A for the semester."
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    #5

    Re: thanks to

    Not a teacher.

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    Thanks is used as an irony or meant to be sarcastic.
    Sometimes, "no thanks" is also used.
    The above sentence does not retain its original meaning if "thanks" is replaced with "no thanks."

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    #6

    Re: thanks to

    If the original "Thanks" is being used ironically, then the meaning is the same as that with "No thanks".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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