display or exhibition

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What is the differnce between display and exhibiton? In the following sentnce , which one is preferred?

A successful garage sale requires a good place for nice display( exhibition???)

Or do you have any other suggestion for this sentnece if it sounds awkward???
  • cropje_jnr

    Senior Member
    English - Australia
    I would choose "display" here, as it is generally a more generic word than "exhibition". To my mind, the latter usually refers to a formal exhibition - an organised and probably professional event with the aim of showcasing something. A garage sale doesn't exactly fit this conception. :)
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