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L’exposition vs l’exhibition

Anita P.C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

L’exposition vs l’exhibition

What are the guidelines for using ‘l’exposition’ over ‘l’exhibition’, because up until now I have always used ‘l’exposition’ to describe an exhibition. In fact, I thought ‘l’exposition’ was unique for exhibition.

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Anita,

The French word 'exposition' ( often shortened to 'expo' ) is the only one used for an exhibition of ware. 

The French word 'exhibition' comes from the verb 'exhiber' (to show off/ to parade) and if you take a look at the following page you will see how it is used -

https://www.larousse.fr/dictionnaires/francais/exhibition/32119

 

Hope this helps!

L’exposition vs l’exhibition

What are the guidelines for using ‘l’exposition’ over ‘l’exhibition’, because up until now I have always used ‘l’exposition’ to describe an exhibition. In fact, I thought ‘l’exposition’ was unique for exhibition.

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