You are not prepared for the exam.

You haven't prepared for the exam.

Which one is the right one? Can someone explain in detail the differences if there are?


In the first sentence, prepared is an adjective meaning ready.

In the second sentence, it is a verb - 'You have not made yourself ready for the exam'.

They are two different ways of saying the same thing; neither is more 'right' than the other.

  • Another way of putting it would be to say that the first describes your state; the second describes your omission, what you have failed to do. Dec 12 '19 at 19:00

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