Is that right to ask someone formally

Are you going to write GRE this month?

or what would be the correct form of

Are you going to write GRE this month?

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    "Are you going to take the GRE this month?" in US English. – Mitch Jul 20 '16 at 18:14

I have a suspicion that you mean to ask whether or not the person will participate in the GRE exam, not create one.

As an American, I would say


  1. a : to undertake and make, do, or perform
    <take a test>

Are you going to take the GRE this month?

I have heard write used in this sense, however I don't know if it is considered correct/natural in other English speaking countries. I have only heard write in this sense for nonnative speakers. I personally think it is weird to use write in this sense. You're also missing "the", as in the GRE.


This would be correct. However the correct expression would be:

"Are you going to write the GRE this month?"

Write means to makes marks that represent words or numbers on a certain document http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/write. Seeing as the GRE is a test, it would also be appropriate to use other phrases such as "Are you going to sit the GRE this month?" meaning entirely the same thing.

One thing I noticed from your sentence is the missing definate article "the" which needs to go before GRE as it is a specific test that requires an article to introduce it to the statement.

If you need further clarification/help don't hesitate to let me know.

  • Yes but is to write a test idiomatic in any dialect of English? – Alan Carmack Jul 21 '16 at 11:33

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