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Offline Lola

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Writing type confusion
« on: October 15, 2017, 04:21:54 AM »
Hello there.
I need a clarification about this type of writing " expository " is it one of its features that it has to be in a logical arrangement?! Or this goes for " "persuasive"?

Thx in advance

Offline Daniel

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Re: Writing type confusion
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2017, 01:47:52 PM »
As this is a linguistics forum, rather than a writing/literature/rhetoric forum, you might want to look elsewhere for an answer.

But very generally: "expository" means "explaining", so you should explain something, and that explanation should be convincing, but not necessarily something that persuades the reader to change their mind or hold a new opinion. I would say that expository is more about facts, and persuasive is more about opinion.
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