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    #1

    make up a test

    In the following sentence, does' make up a test' sound ok? Are there any grmmatical mistakes in the following sentences?

    I could not find any materials for the upcoming grammar test because it is not a well-known( or a popular, common ) test here in my country, so to help my students to prepare for the test, I made up the test. That is I wrote the test.

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    #2

    Re: make up a test

    "Made up a test" would be more likely. Probably "wrote a test" is best.

    When a student misses class and has to take a test at a later date, we say they "made up" the test. So there could be some confusion.

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    Re: make up a test

    In BrE, we only use "made up" for time generally so there wouldn't have been any confusion. Having said that, I would say "I created my own test".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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