What is the difference between “to qualify” and “to be qualified”? Should I say “I qualify to be an expert” or “I am qualified to be an expert”? Is there a difference?
I don't see much difference between both sentences:
- I qualify to be (considered) an expert.
- I am qualified to be (considered) an expert.
I only perceive a subtle difference between the intransitive qualify, which seems to suggest a process of selection where some people qualify and others don't, and the copulative be and the adjective qualified, which more clearly describe a given state.