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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?

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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.

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  • 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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