Danyel
​ Whеn John camе homе, hіs wіfе was prеparіng dіnnеr... Whеn John camе homе, hіs wіfе was prеparіng dіnnеr. & When John came back home, his wife was cooking dinner. What is the difference?
Nov 23, 2016 8:15 AM
Answers · 1
There is no real difference in the way that these terms are used in everyday English. If one was being pedantic, one could say that "preparing," does not necessarily involve any cooking at all. For example we "prepare," a salad but you cannot cook one (unless, of course, it's a warm salad).
November 23, 2016
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