dar un examen

USAGE NOTE
This phrase may also be used without the article "un."
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to do an exam)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. to take an exam
Si vas a dar un examen, procura dormir bien la noche anterior.If you're going to take an exam, try to get a good night's sleep.
b. to take a test
Ayer di examen de matemáticas, pero aún no sé la calificación.I took a math test yesterday, but I don't know my grade yet.
c. to sit an exam (United Kingdom)
Yo ya di todos mis exámenes y ya acabé el curso.I sat all my exams, and my course is finished now.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
2. (to assign an exam)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. to give an exam
El profesor de matemáticas nos dio un examen sorpresa el lunes.Our math teacher gave us a surprise exam on Monday.
b. to give a test
La maestra nos da un examen todos los viernes con preguntas sobre todo lo que hemos estudiado durante la semana.The teacher gives us a test every Friday with questions about everything we've studied during the week.
c. to set an exam (United Kingdom)
Les voy a dar un examen a mis alumnos para ver si entendieron las últimas tres unidades que les expliqué.I'm going to set an exam for my students to see if they understood the last three units I explained.
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