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Atatürk
Posted: Sunday, January 6, 2019 6:23:43 PM

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He just crams before exam nights and doesn't study during the term.

Correct?

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palapaguy
Posted: Sunday, January 6, 2019 9:22:29 PM

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Atatürk wrote:
He just crams before exam nights and doesn't study during the term.

Correct?


Grammatically correct.
srirr
Posted: Sunday, January 6, 2019 11:51:59 PM

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I would not say 'exam nights'. The exams are not being held at nights. In fact, he is studying in nighttime before the exams. A common attitude of students!

He just crams in the night before exams and doesn't study during the term.



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Romany
Posted: Monday, January 7, 2019 3:56:31 AM
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I was also confused by the exam "night" but thought perhaps that Ataturk was referring to a private language school which may schedule exams for evenings if students work in the daytime?

I think that may be why palapaguy said it was "grammatically" correct - the "exam night" is confusing to most exam takers.

thar
Posted: Monday, January 7, 2019 3:54:11 PM

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Is this meant to be 'before exam night' meaning 'the night before the exam'.
You can't use it that way.

There is a way of saying 'the day before/just before' something. That is 'the eve it's.
He studies on the eve of the exam'.

This word is related to evening but it means the day before, or the time before something is going to happen. It is in a slightly more formal register, and it doesn't mean just the evening.

You would use 'the night before the exam' as has been suggested.
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