Flashcard 8 - Reading Flashcard Set for the TABE Test


The correct answer is:

expository essays are used to inform using data, facts and figures, and evidence; narrative essays are used to tell a story


Although they may initially seem interchangeable, expository and narrative essays are quite different. While both are (usually) nonfiction, expository writing is used to inform the audience about a single idea using evidence and supporting details, while a narrative essay exists primarily to tell a story and invite the audience into an experience.

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