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    Question Expository text

    Could you explain to me what is meant by an expository text, please?

    I'm confused as I read in a document that an expository text is a text that presents information about a certain phenomenon or concept. Then, I think in this case it would be an "informative" text. I would be also very grateful if you can suggest a link or an attachment in which I can read a sample of an expository text.

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    Re: Expository text

    Quote Originally Posted by Nannou View Post
    Could you explain to me what is meant by an expository text, please?

    I'm confused as I read in a document that an expository text is a text that presents information about a certain phenomenon or concept. Then, I think in this case it would be an "informative" text. I would be also very grateful if you can suggest a link or an attachment in which I can read a sample of an expository text.

    Best regards

    Thanks
    Hi! I'm not a teacher.

    expository adj. = expositive.

    expositive adj. descriptive, explanatory.
    (The New Penguin Dictionary, 2000 edition)


    expository - adj. serving to explain: explanatory.

    expositive - adj. serving to expose or explain: explanatory: exegetical.
    (Chambers Twentieth Century Dictionary, 1976 edition)

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