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How is the phrase “Get the car repaired” different from “Repair the car”?
Is there a difference? If so, how do I use this?

For example:

Get the car repaired

Get the vehicle resprayed

  • The second picture has nothing to do with this question. And, discounting it, the first question doesn't serve as any kind of comparison between the different sentences. – Jason Bassford Dec 6 '18 at 19:16
  • @JasonBassford I don’t care what verb would be there. I need to get the basic idea. – user70960 Dec 6 '18 at 19:39
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"Repair the car" suggests that you will do the job yourself.

"Get the car repaired" implies that you will pay someone else to do it.

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  • got it, thank you. So, “get the car broke” or “broken”? I mean, what form of irregular verbs should I use in this construction, simple past or past participle? – user70960 Dec 6 '18 at 19:53
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    Neither "get the car broke" nor "get the car broken" makes any sense to me as a native speaker. However, you could say "the glass got broken" (i.e. somebody else broke it, it wasn't me!) – Alistair Green Dec 6 '18 at 20:08
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    Actually, "get the car broken" would make sense if you want the car to be broken. – Alistair Green Dec 6 '18 at 20:20

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