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Which one is correct and why? " Let's have him do it. " Or " Let's have him does it. " Since it's " him " I think it should be does but I'm not sure..

  • As user5768790 indicates, the complement there (do it) is an infinitive. He is not actually doing it. We intend to have him do it. His action is not yet taking place in time, so it does not need a tense. We want him to do it. We can also use participle: We want him doing it, not her. We want him to do it, not her. – Tᴚoɯɐuo Feb 26 '18 at 22:57
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To have + somebody + do something (infinitive without to) means 'to get somebody to do something':

  • Bruno had Icarus check last year's figures. Bruno got Icarus to check last year's figures.

  • They would have Icarus do all the work himself, if they could. They would let Icarus do all the work himself, if they could.

  • I have the gardener take care of everything. The gardener takes care of everything, at my request.

  • Horatio had the test monkeys drive him around the city. Horatio got the test monkeys to drive him around the city.

From gymglish.com

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Careful here not to confuse your verbs: - to have someone do sthg - this construction means that we decline the "to have" part and not the "do" part - this remains the same - compare these examples:

  • let's have him do it
  • she has him do it
  • I have him do it
  • he had her do it

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