"I'm preparing for my next exam".

"I'm getting prepared for my next exam"

"He was drunk" vs. "He got drunk"

Does "Get" change the meaning of "Drunk" & "Prepare"? Also, is "Be prepared" or "Be prepare"?


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In your first example, the two usages have exactly equivalent meanings

In your second example, the “got drunk” refers to a past interval of time, to a process. The “was drunk” refers to a past instant of time, to a state. The difference is slight because before the past instant when he was in the state of drunkenness, there was a past interval during which he put himself in that state.

It is “prepared.”

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