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    • Join Date: Sep 2006
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    expedition vs exploration

    Hi, I've got this exercise where I need to choose the correct option:
    On........................ to the North Pole, the members of the group have to ensure a very high calorie intake.
    a. explorations b. exhibitions c. expeditions
    Apparently, the correct answer is c. expeditions, so could somebody explain to me the difference between "explorations" and "expeditions"? Please?

    • Join Date: Apr 2007
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    Re: expedition vs exploration

    exploration - to travel for the purpose of discovery
    expedition - a journey organized for a particular purpose

    Exploration can be used in a context where the target hasn't been discovered yet, whilst expedition can be used almost in every context...

    Correct me if I wrong!

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