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    #1

    hold the exam?

    What is the verb to be used to describe what the teacher is doing in reference to the exam? Does the teacher 'take' an exam from the student or 'hold' the exam?
    Here's a dictionary of collocations where there isn't a single word about teachers :
    http://oxforddictionary.so8848.com/search?word=exam

    In another dictionary of collocations I have found the words 'to administer', 'to mark' and to 'invigilate' related to the teacher's role at the exam:
    http://www.ozdic.com/collocation-dictionary/exam

    Could anyone add some more commonly used vocabulary about the teacher's part at the exam to this list?
    Last edited by englishhobby; 20-Feb-2016 at 10:41.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #2

    Re: hold the exam?

    It depends on what you want to say.
    A student (not a teacher)takes an exam.
    A school holds(conducts/administers) an exam.
    The teachers give the students an exam.
    I am not a teacher.

  2. Matthew Wai's Avatar
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    #3

    Re: hold the exam?

    To arrange an exam.
    I am not a teacher.

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