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    #1

    make up an exam?

    Some of my Taiwanese friends say "to make up an exam" means "to take a makeup" or "to retake an exam", but I think it does not.

    I think "to make up an exam" means "to prepare an exam" or "to set an exam."

    Please correct me if I am wrong. Thank you so much.

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    Re: make up an exam?

    http://www.geauga.kent.edu/academics...up-testing.cfm
    After reading the first two sentences on the above page, I think it means 'to take a make-up exam'.

    Not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: make up an exam?

    Without additional context, I would agree with your friends.

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    #4

    Re: make up an exam?

    I think two definitions are possible and context would tell you which was meant.

    I have to set an exam for my students next week so for the rest of this week I will be making up the exam. (I will be preparing the questions.)
    I was sick on the day of the maths exam but next week I have to go in and make up the exam. (I have to take it later than everyone else.)

    I wouldn't use it to mean "retake" an exam (take it for the second time).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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