In researching a question on another site, I was trying to find out if the following sentence was using a compound verb:
- You are prepared to graduate.
My assumption had been that it was, but another poster stated that "prepared" was being used as an adjective. I found that there is a present progressive tense that uses "to be" and a present participle:
- You are preparing to graduate.
I have not been able to find a matching tense that uses the past participle, so I am assuming the poster is correct.
My inner word nerd is puzzled at this imbalance. Would someone please explain?