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Dear all,

Could anyone tell me whether there are any differences between two sentences below?

1) I wasn't prepared for all their questions.

2) I didn't prepare for all their questions.

If there are no differences, it would be helpful if you would advise me in what situations and which phrase should I use?

Best regards,

Hiroshi
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Hi,
Could anyone tell me whether there are any differences between two sentences below?

1) I wasn't prepared for all their questions.
2) I didn't prepare for all their questions.

If there are no differences, it would be helpful if you would advise me in what situations and which phrase should I use?

Let's assume they asked me questions on Wed. at 2 pm.

I wasn't prepared for all their questions. This focuses on my situation on Wed at 2pm.

I didn't prepare for all their questions. This focuses on what I didn't do on eg Monday, Tuesday.

There are some other nuances, but this is the basic idea.

Clive
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dear,
the first sentence is passive, but the second one is active(past simple) so either of them is correct.
Hello, Clive Thank you for your advise. Your advise is very much easily understandable. If I rephrase your comment, the first sentence focuses on the "situation" when the speaker said, and the second one focuses on the "action itself". And this is the basic idea. Is it right? Regards, Hiroshi
Hiroshi1) I wasn't prepared for all their questions.
I had done nothing to get ready to answer their questions, so I didn't expect the questions they asked. I didn't know what to expect. I was unable to answer their questions.
Hiroshi2) I didn't prepare for all their questions.
I did no work or study to get ready to answer their questions.

CJ
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Hi,
Hello, Clive Thank you for your advise. Your advise is very much easily understandable. If I rephrase your comment, the first sentence focuses on the "situation" when the speaker said, and the second one focuses on the "action itself". And this is the basic idea. Is it right? Regards, Hiroshi

Consider this.
My wife says to me, 'I cooked dinner'. It sounds like she is telling me about a past action.

My wife says to me, 'I have cooked dinner'.What she means is 'Dinner is on the table, so stop working on the computer and come and eat!' Emotion: smile

Clive
Hello, Clive

I have made two sentences below.
Are these sentences correct?

1)I wasn't prepared for his question because I hadn't expected such that question.
2)I didn't prepare for the examination because I had been very tired and didn't have energy.

Regards,
Hiroshi
Hello,

Thank you for your advice.
I've been looked at many sentences on the internet with what you all advised in mind, and
I feel I'm coming to get nuance.

Best regards,
Hiroshi
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