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    #1

    do the exam


    Did you take the exam?
    Did you do the exam?


    Hi,
    If the "exam" above is a medical one (like an ultrasound, for example), are the questions above ok, please?
    How would a native speaker say it?
    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: do the exam

    we say to sit for an exam (which is academic) to take an exam or test (that is medical).

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    #3

    Re: do the exam

    I think they say "take and exam" for academic situations as well. I may be wrong. can we use "take" in both cases (medical and academic)?
    thanks.

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    #4

    Re: do the exam

    You can take an academic exam too.


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    #5

    Re: do the exam

    If someone gives you a medical exam, you have the exam. If it's academic, you take it.

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