make up a test

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bosun

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In the following sentence, does' make up a test' sound ok? Are there any grmmatical mistakes in the following sentences?

I could not find any materials for the upcoming grammar test because it is not a well-known( or a popular, common ) test here in my country, so to help my students to prepare for the test, I made up the test. That is I wrote the test.
 

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"Made up a test" would be more likely. Probably "wrote a test" is best.

When a student misses class and has to take a test at a later date, we say they "made up" the test. So there could be some confusion.
 

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In BrE, we only use "made up" for time generally so there wouldn't have been any confusion. Having said that, I would say "I created my own test".
 
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