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    Default Prepare for VS. has / have prepared for

    (In a movie script)

    A: If it reaches peak level...

    B: We prepared for this, Doctor.

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    If we write 'have prepared for this' in place of 'prepared for'? is there a nuance between them you can sense?

    Thank you so much as always and have a good day.

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    Default Re: Prepare for VS. has / have prepared for

    Only that the present perfect would tend to suggest more recent preparation.

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    Default Re: Prepare for VS. has / have prepared for

    Thank you so much, so do you consider the past tense in the script wrong?

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    Default Re: Prepare for VS. has / have prepared for

    Quote Originally Posted by sky3120 View Post
    Thank you so much, so do you consider the past tense in the script wrong?
    What makes you think that?

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    Oh, I am sorry. I misunderstood the reply. Thank you so much.

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