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    expose to a new product

    Can I use the verb "to expose" as in "I'm going expose people to a new product on the market."? Or should I say "I'm going to expose a new product to people."?

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    Re: expose to a new product

    I've got no idea about what you wrote. But I'd rather say "I'm going to introduce a new product to the market."

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    Re: expose to a new product

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Can I use the verb "to expose" as in "I'm going expose people to a new product on the market."? Or should I say "I'm going to expose a new product to people."?


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    (1) If I were you, I would not use that verb.

    (2) It often has a very negative and unpleasant meaning:

    (a) The politician lost the election after his private life was exposed in the

    newspapers.

    (b) In many countries, the police will not let women (or men) expose (show) too

    much on the beach.

    (3) I think that English Freak had the most appropriate word: introduce.

    (4) There is another word, but you would have to change the order:

    I am going to present a new product to people.

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    Re: expose to a new product

    [QUOTE=ostap77;835522]Can I use the verb "to expose" as in "I'm going expose people to


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    (1) Stupid me! How could I have forgotten this example:

    The nuclear accident exposed many people to high levels of radiation.

    (a) That is why you should avoid the verb expose in your sentence.

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    Re: expose to a new product

    [QUOTE=TheParser;835645]
    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Can I use the verb "to expose" as in "I'm going expose people to


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    (1) Stupid me! How could I have forgotten this example:

    The nuclear accident exposed many people to high levels of radiation.

    (a) That is why you should avoid the verb expose in your sentence.
    "expose someone to something to let someone find out about something by letting them experience it or showing them what it is like "We want to expose the kids to as much art and culture as possible. mountain communities that had not been exposed to tourism before"

    expose - Definition and pronunciation | Oxford Advanced American Dictionary at OxfordLearnersDictionaries.com

    I don't think these are negative examples!

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    Re: expose to a new product

    You're right that it doesn't always have a negative connotation, but when talking about introducing a new product to the public, "expose" just isn't the appropriate word.

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