Grammar Patterns

the N be that

The 'tragedy' group

These nouns are used to focus on an aspect of a situation that you find, for example, sad, amusing, or surprising.
The irony is that the 30,000 unemployed fishermen are not allowed to catch a few cod for their own table.
The tragedy is that the poor will bear the costs.
  • irony
  • joke
  • paradox
  • pity
  • surprise
  • tragedy
  • wonder
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