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What is the difference between the following sentences?

  1. I want the watch repaired.
  2. I want the watch to be repaired.
  3. I want to have the watch repaired.
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I want the watch repaired.

You want an action to be taken that results in the a repaired watch.

I want the watch to be repaired.

You want plans to be made to repair the watch.

I want to have the watch repaired.

You want someone else other than yourself or the listener to repair the watch.

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    I disagree slightly. The first and the second are identical. Otherwise, you have it right.
    – user32753
    Dec 14 '16 at 3:07

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