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    #1

    prepare for dinner or 'prepare dinner'

    1. prepare for dinner
    2. prepare dinner
    3. prepare for lecture
    4. prepare lecture

    Which are correct among those?

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    #2

    Re: prepare for dinner or 'prepare dinner'

    You can prepare for dinner by doing whatever it is that is necessary for you to be ready to have dinner. Maybe you wash your hands. Maybe you put on fancy clothes. Maybe you set the table. It has to do with getting ready.

    You prepare dinner by making it. "I prepared dinner" is about the same as "I made dinner."

    Can you draw your own conclusions about difference in your other two sentences?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    Re: prepare for dinner or 'prepare dinner'

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    You can prepare for dinner by doing whatever it is that is necessary for you to be ready to have dinner. Maybe you wash your hands. Maybe you put on fancy clothes. Maybe you set the table. It has to do with getting ready.

    You prepare dinner by making it. "I prepared dinner" is about the same as "I made dinner."

    Can you draw your own conclusions about difference in your other two sentences?

    Alright then 'prepare for lecture' means to do everything for the lecture, such as studying, making handouts, shower, dress-up, packing and be in time.

    'Prepare lecture' simple means to get ready to lecture to students by studying and researching about the lesson beforehand.


    Am I right?

    PS: it there are any grammatical mistakes in my composition please correct them. THX

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    Re: prepare for dinner or 'prepare dinner'

    I think you gave a better description than I would have! Nice job.



    (The only mistake that jumped out at me (that seemed obvious) was all right.)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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