[Vocabulary] Make a sentence / Make up a sentence

englishhobby

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Could you please help me clarify the following?

1)If the task (for students) is to create true sentences about themselves, is it correct to use make sentences or make up sentences in the instructions for the task?
2) If the task is just to think of new sentences making use of some phrases under study, is it better to use make sentences or make up sentences in the instructions for the task??
3) If the students need to order words in jumbled sentences, is it correct to use make sentences or make up sentences in the instructions for the task?
4) If one word is missing from each of a few sentences and the students need to drag and drop the given words in the right sentence (an interactive online task), should it be make the sentences or make up the sentences in the instructions for the task?

Sorry for giving you too many situations, but I can't make out what verb should be used in each case. Make up means 'create something which is not true', so I'm struggling with these shades of meaning.
 
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bhaisahab

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Use 'make sentences'.
 
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