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Specializations => Language Acquisition => Topic started by: Lola on October 15, 2017, 04:21:54 AM

Title: Writing type confusion
Post by: Lola on October 15, 2017, 04:21:54 AM
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Title: Re: Writing type confusion
Post by: Daniel 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.