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Are the following sentences in Causative form and grammatically correct?

I want you to have my car cleaned.

I'd like to have you clean my car.

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They're fine sentences, but they mean different things.

The first means that I want you to find somebody else to clean my car.

The second means I have selected you to clean my car.

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