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    #1

    Be prepared / Come prepared

    Hi,

    1. You must be prepared for the quiz next time.
    2. You must come prepared for the quiz next time.

    Is the second sentence also correct? If so, can we use 'prepared', an adjective, with the connotation of an adverb?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Be prepared / Come prepared

    #2 is possible. Prepared is an adjective. It modifies you. You must be prepared when you come.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 31-Dec-2016 at 20:52.

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    #3

    Re: Be prepared / Come prepared

    #2 could suggest that the person has to bring things to the quiz, like a pen and paper, for instance.

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    #4

    Re: Be prepared / Come prepared

    May I try?
    No.1 means you should read the paper or books for preparing the quiz.
    No.2 means you should bring a pen, books and paper for the quiz.
    Am I correct?

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    #5

    Re: Be prepared / Come prepared

    #2 could mean studying or bringing things.

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