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    usage of prepare

    Dear teachers.

    What's the difference between "prepare for" and "be prepared for" ,also
    between "prepare to v" and "be prepared to v" ?

    ex) Q1. A: The meeting has been scheduled for next Monday.

    B: I know. ( ) for it from tomorrow.

    1. I will prepre or 2. I will be prepared


    Q2. Come to the convention hall by five, ( ).

    1. prepared to discuss or 2. preparing to discuss

    Any reply would be appreciated.


    Regards!
    Last edited by Grinkl; 21-Jan-2008 at 16:39.


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    Re: usage of prepare

    when you prepare - you perform an action that cause you to be in a certain state, the state of being prepared for something

    you can be prepared without doing anything. "i am prepared" is like "i am ready"

    if you prepare then you do something. "i prepare" is like "i am getting ready"


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    Re: usage of prepare

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidAllon View Post
    when you prepare - you perform an action that cause you to be in a certain state, the state of being prepared for something

    you can be prepared without doing anything. "i am prepared" is like "i am ready"

    if you prepare then you do something. "i prepare" is like "i am getting ready"
    Thank you. so you mean both answers are correct?


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    Re: usage of prepare

    Quote Originally Posted by Grinkl View Post
    Dear teachers.

    What's the difference between "prepare for" and "be prepared for" ,also
    between "prepare to v" and "be prepared to v" ?

    ex) Q1. A: The meeting has been scheduled for next Monday.

    B: I know. ( ) for it from tomorrow.

    1. I will prepare or 2. I will be prepared

    Either could be used - #1 = I will start preparing for it from tomorrow; #2 = My preparation is all done so from tomorrow I shall be ready for the meeting.


    Q2. Come to the convention hall by five, ( ).

    1. prepared to discuss or 2. preparing to discuss

    #1 = ready for a discussion. nb = the sentence lacks an ending if "discuss" is used. It needs an object > "prepared to discuss the proposal".



    Any reply would be appreciated.


    Regards!
    .


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    Re: usage of prepare

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
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    Thanks^^ Angilka, I got it!

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