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    "Young women of the Waririke tribe of Nigeria have copper rings attached to their legs for a month while they are prepared for marriage."

    Is "they are prepared for" here the same as "they are preparing for", meaning that they wear those rings a month prior to marriage?

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    Default Re: prepared?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eway View Post
    "Young women of the Waririke tribe of Nigeria have copper rings attached to their legs for a month while they are prepared for marriage."

    Is "they are prepared for" here the same as "they are preparing for", meaning that they wear those rings a month prior to marriage?
    Yes it does. But in addition it means that someone else is doing the preparing - probably their female relatives, or all the women of the village, or something like that.

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