“Exposition” is one of those words that looks similar (una palabra en apariencia similar) to the Spanish word. However, it is different.

Look at these examples:

  • Elena put on an exposition of her paintings. This sentence is wrong in its use of “exposition”.
  • Elena put on an exhibition of her paintings. This sentence is correct.

“Exposition” in English means “presentación de ideas o de hechos” and it does not mean “exposición artística”.

Here are two correct examples:

  • Ricardo gave an exposition of his theory at the conference (…hizo una exposición de su teoría en la conferencia).
  • José, the judge, gave a brief exposition of the facts of the case (…hizo un breve exposición de los hechos…).

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