delay / postpone / put off the test

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  • ''Postpone'' and ''put off'' mean the same thing in this case. The difference is that "postpone" is more formal. Both "put off" and "postpone" mean in this case "do at another day.''

    We had to put off the test. = We had to postpone the test.

    "Delay" sounds like it's scheduled for 10:00 p.m and you delay it until 10:30 p.m.

    Hope I've helped.
     
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