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    have prepared

    --Bob! How's your project? I heard you started it last week, right?
    --Oh! I ______ for it. But I haven't decided when to do it.

    A. have prepared B. had prepared
    C. have been preparing D. was preparing

    The given answer is C. But I think A is fine too. Am I right?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: have prepared

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    --Bob! How's your project? I heard you started it last week, right?
    --Oh! I ______ for it. But I haven't decided when to do it.

    A. have prepared B. had prepared
    C. have been preparing D. was preparing

    The given answer is C. But I think A is fine too. Am I right?

    Thank you in advance.
    I agree with you. If he has completely finished all the preparations for it, and he only has to write it, then he could say "I've prepared (for) it".

    Personally, I don't think the sentence needs the word "for".

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    Re: have prepared

    She was preparing for examination.

    They prepared themselves for unpleasant news.

    She is preparing a paper for presentation.

    or

    They were preparing to leave.

    Parents should prepare children to cope with life.

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    Re: have prepared

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    She was preparing for examination.

    They prepared themselves for unpleasant news.

    She is preparing a paper for presentation.

    or

    They were preparing to leave.

    Parents should prepare children to cope with life.

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    True, but you also:

    Prepare a report.
    Prepare dinner.

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    Re: have prepared

    Hi emsr2d2,
    Excuse me, but the following comparison suggests itself:

    Prepare a report.
    I prepare myself for a report.
    She is preparing a presentation.
    She is preparing herself for a presentation.
    I prepare an interview.
    I prepare myself for an interview.
    Great events are prepared.
    I am prepared to face the great events.
    I am prepared for the great events.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: have prepared

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Hi emsr2d2,
    Excuse me, but the following comparison suggests itself:

    Prepare a report.
    I prepare myself for a report.
    She is preparing a presentation.
    She is preparing herself for a presentation.
    I prepare an interview.
    I prepare myself for an interview.
    Great events are prepared.
    I am prepared to face the great events.
    I am prepared for the great events.

    Regards,

    V.
    I agree with all but sentence 2 above. "I prepare myself for a report" doesn't really make sense. You prepare information, data, materials, paper, pens and many other things for a report, but I wouldn't say that one needs to "prepare oneself" for a report. All the other examples are events - a presentation, an interview etc - these are all things that a person undergoes, whereas you simply write a report.

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    Re: have prepared

    If you have a project to do, you can prepare (yourself) for it in all situations IMO.

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