I'm trying to make a causative sentences with "getting", but I can not. Are these sentences causative or not? Can you make a causative sentence with "getting"?

What could be the result of getting trees removed?


What's happened after getting your exam checked?

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    A little research might be in order: Causative Verbs In English: Let, Make, Have, Get, Help espressoenglish.net/… get + thing or person + verb, get the grass cut, get my hair cut. Yours are ok.
    – Lambie
    Dec 4, 2021 at 16:52
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    It may be more acceptable in AmE (I dunno), but in BrE, getting trees removed is a bit "downmarket". We'd usually say What could be the result of having trees removed? for the first example here. I can't explain exactly why, but getting sounds "better" than having in the second example. But I don't like the overall construction anyway, since the relevant "subject" noun is missing. I'd bin the "contracted perfect" form there anyway, so I'd ask something like What happened after you got / you had your exam checked? (where I don't mind got so much). Dec 4, 2021 at 17:40


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