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    #1

    make the writing exam

    Hi,

    Let's say that I'm a teacher and my class is supposed to take writing, reading, grammar and speaking exams and I say:

    1- Should I only make the writing and reading exams?
    2- Should I only hold the writing and reading exams?
    3- Should I only take the writing and reading exams?
    4- Should I only set the writing and reading exams?

    Can you tell me which one sounds OK.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by ademoglu; 02-Jan-2017 at 14:30. Reason: 'exams' added

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    #2

    Re: make the writing exam

    In American English, teachers give exams. Students take them.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: make the writing exam

    If you are creating the questions, then you are "setting the exam". Like AmE, only the students "take" an exam.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: make the writing exam

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    If you are creating the questions, then you are "setting the exam". Like AmE, only the students "take" an exam.
    Do BrE-speaking students sit an exam? When I was a student in Toronto, that was the verb my Canadian peers used.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: make the writing exam

    Yes, students take or sit an exam here.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: make the writing exam

    Move "only" to before the exams: ... only the reading and writing...
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 02-Jan-2017 at 22:13. Reason: Fixed typo
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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