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    exposition or display

    Hello,

    could you please tell me whether to use "exhibition" or "display" in the following sentence:

    We would like to invite you to see our exposition/display at the trade fair. (probably meaning the goods presented)

    And one more question. Is it possible to say "dear business friends" at the beginning of a letter?

    Thank you very much.

    Hanka


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    Re: exposition or display

    I made a mistake there. The words I´m asking about are "exposition" and "display" and not "exhibition".

    Thank you.

    Hanka

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    Re: exposition or display

    Quote Originally Posted by Hanka View Post
    I made a mistake there. The words I´m asking about are "exposition" and "display" and not "exhibition".
    Thank you.
    Hanka
    Exhibition or display would both be good. Exposition would not be correct as in English it means a clear and detailed explanation. This is a word which I know has a different meaning in other languages.

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    Re: exposition or display

    If you're a part of a trade fair or trade show, then you'd invite people to your exhibit or display. (I used to work for a trade show exhibit company for a short time years ago. Ugh. Hated that place, but that's another story. )

    "Dear Business Friends" sounds awkward to me. Are you sending this invitation to companies that are currently clients of yours? Then I'd say "Dear Valued Customers" or something similar.


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    Re: exposition or display

    I think that such an invitation is usually sent to those who are in contact with the company, but it can also refer to the people generally interested in business who might or might not become clients of the company. They are just somehow engaged in business and are perceived as potential clients.
    In our country, we say "dear business friends", but in English it is probably different. But what´s the right expression? I can´t say "business partners", because I would limit the group of people to those with whom the company already is in contact.

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    Re: exposition or display

    If "Dear Business Friends" is traditional in your country, then you should use that expression. Perhaps another choice is "Dear Business Associate"....?


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    Re: exposition or display

    Exposition - a large-scale public exhibition or show, as of art or manufactured products. (dictionary.com)

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