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Sarcasm vs. Indirect Request

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  • Everybody knew Joey cheated on his math test, but he still waved around his latest A+. “You sure are good at math,” Bobby said as he rolled his eyes.
    Sarcasm
  • Martha and Bob were working on posters. “All my markers ran out of ink,” Martha said.
    Indirect Request
  • It rained on the day of the marathon, and Katie was really disappointed. She remarked, “Great weather we’re having,” to her best friend Lisa.
    Sarcasm
  • Bobby told Jenny, Annie, and Mark, “My mom said I can bring one friend to Disneyland next week.” Mark said, “I don’t have any plans next week, and I love Disneyland!”
    Indirect Request
  • Ethan sat at the counter making chocolate milk. Jeffery came up and said, “Mmm, that sure looks good.”
    Indirect Request
  • Mom carried the groceries in from the car while Bob and I played basketball. “Boy, these bags are heavy,” she said.
    Indirect Request
  • Patty was painting a fence while Joey read a book nearby. “This sure is hard work,” she said.
    Indirect Request
  • Janet had a cold. She blew her nose every two minutes. Bobby asked the class, “Is there an elephant in here?"
    Sarcasm
  • Janet, Bobby, Arun, and Marco were playing four square. Marco accidentally ran into Janet, and she began to cry. “Well aren’t you a champ!” he said.
    Sarcasm
  • Katie was talking with her boyfriend on the phone, and they were obviously fighting about something. Bobby turned to Marco and asked, “Could she be any louder?”
    Sarcasm