We can use the word "ready" in a few different sentence patterns. All the patterns are used to talk about being prepared or not prepared. The "be verb" changes the tense of the sentence (present tense, past tense, future tense, etc.). Subject + be verb + ready + infinitive...
We can only use this sentence pattern when the subject is performing the action.
Subject + be verb + ready for + noun...
- We are ready to go.
- I am ready to eat.
- He is ready to talk.
- The doctor was ready to see me when I arrived.
- He will be ready to go in 10 minutes.
- They are ready to play the game.
- I am ready for the test.
- She is ready for her presentation tomorrow.
- We were ready for the game.
- Jack will be ready for his job interview.
- We are ready for anything.
This sentence pattern can also be used to show that somebody needs something.
Subject + be verb + ready for + noun + infinitive...
- I am ready for a vacation.
- She is ready for the weekend.
- The baby is ready for a nap.
- We will be ready for dinner when we get home.
We use this when we ready for another person to do an action, or we are ready for something to happen.
Bonus Tips and Points
- I am ready for the weather to get warmer.
- She is ready for her company to fire her.
- We are ready for the enemy to attack.
- They are ready for us to come in.
- They were ready for us to come.
1. Make negative sentences using "be verb + not ready".
- I am not ready to leave yet.
- We are not ready to present our idea.
- She was not ready to decide.
- The students weren't ready for the test.
2. We can change the word "ready" to "prepared" and the sentence has the same meaning.
- We are prepared to leave.
- I am prepared to ask him some questions.
- Mary wasn't prepared to leave on time.
- Nobody was prepared for the storm.
- She is prepared for her test.
- He wasn't prepared for his enemies to attack him.
3. Here are some common questions.
Real-World English Conversations
- Are you ready to go?
- Is she ready to eat?
- When will you be ready to go?
- Is she going to be ready for dinner soon?
- What are you getting ready for?
- Do you think that she will be ready for her test?
A) Are you ready to go?
B) I am almost ready to go. Give me one second.
A) What are you doing?
B) I am getting ready for my big presentation. It's really important.
A) Do you think Jane is ready for her test?
B) I think so. She has been studying hard these days.
A) When will you be ready to go?
B) I'll be ready in 5 minutes.
A) Dinner will be ready in 5 minutes. Wash your hands.
B) Okay, mom. Study these free English lessons to improve your English speaking. If you learn these common sentence patterns well, then your English speaking will improve greatly and you will be able to have fluent conversations in English in the near future! Study the lessons well, practice using the sentences and questions at home and in real life, and make sure to come back to review the material so you do not forget. If you do these three things, then you will be speaking English like a native English speaker in no time!