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prepareverb [I or T]

uk   /prɪˈpeər/ us   /prɪˈper/
A2 to make or get something or someone ready for something that will happen in the future: Have you prepared for your interview? She'll prepare the food ahead of time and freeze it. This course prepares students for middle and senior managerial positions. [+ obj + to infinitive ] Are the players mentally and physically prepared to play a tough game? The meal took two hours to prepare.
B1 to expect that something will happen and to be ready for it: [+ to infinitive] It almost seems as if she is preparing to die. You need to prepare yourself for a long wait.

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prepareverb [I/T]

us   /prɪˈpeər/
to make or get something or someone ready for something that will happen in the future: [T] Keane is preparing a film version of the play. [I] The Southeast prepared for the worst as the hurricane turned toward the Atlantic coast.
preparatory
adjective [not gradable] us   /prɪˈpær·əˌtɔr·i, -ˈpeər-, ˈprep·ər·ə-, -ˌtoʊr·i/
Plans for building a new school are under way, but so far only in the preparatory stage.
preparedness
noun [U] us   /prɪˈpeər·ɪd·nəs/
earthquake preparedness
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Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

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