"Sharp pencil" versus "Sharpened pencil"


I would like to know if there is any difference between:

1- I want a sharp pencil.
2- I want a sharpened pencil.


Hello, Tom!. How are you?

As far as I am concerned, both mean the same.

But, don?t trust me :smiley: because
I could possibly be wrong. I am not
really good at English :shock: , so
Let?s wait and see what the
teachers say.


Hi Tom

I agree with Jes?s. :smiley: Both sound OK to me.


They both mean essentially the same thing.
But “sharp” would be the more common, most used term.
One would only say “sharpened” too stress “not an unsharp pencil”.

Native Hiberno English speaker