ironic accident

little harley

Senior Member
USA, english
He always wore his helmet to prevent injury to his head. He had an ironic accident in that the helmet itself caused his injury.

That's a little contrived , but is it adequately correct?
 
  • Dimcl

    Senior Member
    Canadian English
    He always wore his helmet to prevent injury to his head. He had an ironic accident in that the helmet itself caused his injury.

    That's a little contrived , but is it adequately correct?
    I agree with AntiAnnie - it's grammatically correct in that you've used the adjective and noun correctly. The use of "ironic accident" doesn't sit well with me, though. It would be much more natural to say:

    "Ironically, though, his helmet itself caused him injury when he had an accident" (or words to that effect).
     
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