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Which one is grammatically correct?

  • They have their wedding cake being made.
  • They are having their wedding cake made.
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    They are both grammatical, although the second might be more common. Nov 6, 2018 at 20:35

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The OP has posted: 1) They have their wedding cake being made. 2) They are having their wedding cake made.

Sentence 1) is not grammatical.

Sentence 2) is grammatical: to have something done

Aka: They're having their wedding cake made.

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  • They have their child being tutored in math at ABC123 Tutoring.
    – TimR
    Nov 6, 2018 at 22:48
  • I didn't write having but have, nor did the OP.
    – TimR
    Nov 6, 2018 at 23:24
  • @Tᴚoɯɐuo Ok to very clear. You wrote: They have their child being tutored in math at ABC 123 Tutoring. So, I wrote: That is dodgy. It should be: They are having their child tutored in math at ABC 123 Tutoring. Now, that should be clear. I meant to write: "Not: have x being tutored". That is not grammatical in English at all. "He has his dog being washed at the pet store?" I don't think so....
    – Lambie
    Nov 7, 2018 at 14:18
  • If what is referred to is a general practice or something done on a regular basis, I would consider the pattern with have grammatical. If not a general practice or regular thing, I would consider the usage marginal.
    – TimR
    Nov 7, 2018 at 15:16
  • have it being brought books.google.com/…
    – TimR
    Nov 7, 2018 at 18:26

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