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the meaning of Have sb vs Get sb [duplicate]

some people say “have someone do something” or “get someone to do something” can mean “persuade or make or want somebody to do something” but I feel there’s some subtle difference. what is that subtle ...
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"Did the glass get broken"

I know if I say "The glass got broken" It is usually a passive construction and it could mean "The glass was broken" / as in an action instead of a state or it could mean "The ...
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"Hope it's over" vs "Hope it gets over"

I was talking to a friend about Covid, and I told him how everyone is tired of it, and I wanted to express a wish about hopping for it to come to an end soon. Now, I'm wondering if there's any ...
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"Cool down" vs "getting cool"

Just the other day, I wanted to say It's a good way to cool down. But since nowadays, in modern speech we use "get" almost for everything, I said the following instead: It's a good way to ...
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What is the correct way to use these kind of causative verbs in a sentence?

I kindly request you to have all members participated in the meeting. I kindly request you to have all members participate in the meeting. What is the correct way to say this sentence? We can use ...
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I'll have him call you vs I'll get him to call you

I understand that to have somebody do something for me means I ask them or command them to do that. Is there a slight difference in the meaning if "I get them to do something"? Is there a ...
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Usage of "getting" in causative sentences

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 ...
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you've gotten it right!

To mean, "you are correct", we sometimes say: you got it right! you've got it right! (used in BrE, not sure about AE) you've gotten it right! (used in AE??) Are they all correct? Are ...
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Causative construction with 'get' [closed]

'She made me shoot a rabbit' (here, I don't want to use make causative as in my intended meaning, I was not forced but I was hired to shoot the rabbit and another thing, I wish to show that the action ...
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"It got me confused" - incorrect, then why "she got him confused by.." is correct?

I have read that "it (e.g. a situation) got me confused" is not correct. But in some books I have read sentences such as "you got him confused by...", so is it wrong, too? Or ...
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I've finally gotten it working!

Would an American speaker say the following in a context where they've just fixed some mechanical issue in a machine? "There, I've finally gotten it working!"
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"Let's get you going on looking for those journals then." A librarian says this to give a student assistance

A librarian says this to give a student assistance. Let's get you going on looking for those journals then. Does "get" mean "make" or "start"? I looked up two different ...
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how to tell the diffrence among the following expressions?

The following pairs of expressions seem to have the same meaning in general. The active group means "to persuade or force sb to do sth" in LONGMAN dictionary, and their passive version means ...
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Using a causative sentence with future auxiliaries

My confusion is: When we make a causative sentence using the auxiliaries for the future (will, going to, and so on), does it mean that we'll cause the action to happen by someone else or we've already ...
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"Get them to thinking"

If I can get them to thinking about anything else but letters home and if I can get them to forget their bellies, I guess they'll be all right. (source) I just came across the phrase "get them to ...
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What is the name of this rule

They are both the same to me. What is the difference? For example: "I'm getting bored tonight"-"I'm boring tonight" "I'm getting came"-"I'm Coming" English is not my first language - If you point ...
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In this sentence (let's get started). The ( 's) is shortcut for what? [closed]

I need help to explain the shortcut ('s) that follows the word let in the sentence (let's get started). Thank You
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Is the verb 'get' really a causative verb?

There's an explanation that the causative get means convincing 'someone else' to do something, and I know there's the case as "I got my hair cut", but lately I've been seeing the opposite cases a lot, ...
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Have causative verb get causative verb

I am in confusion of using causative verb 'have' If i write "I wanted to have you sit on the chair". " i wanted to get you to sit on the chair". "Why did you get him to come with you?" Are those ...
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Get somebody to do something

In the following sentence: By the year 2050, we will have 10 billion people on our planet. Linking this rise to the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of feeding the entire population in a sustainable manner is what ...
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Grammar usage of causative verb

Can we say "Why don't you get him to come here?"? "Get" means to convince someone. So does the sentence express what I want to say?
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Using "get" in affirmative and question sentences

Sometimes I come across the sentences with get in strange (for me) place. For example: Does it get boring wearing the same clothes every day? Why get is here? Can I say different way? One more ...
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Using "as much as" in a sentence

Is this sentence correct: "It is not the words that angered me as much as the way you used them". I want to mean that I got angry more because of the way you used the words than the words themselves. ...
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get something stuck / to stick / sticking

The verb stick can mean "to become fixed in one position and impossible to move." But there is the adjective stuck, which means "unable to move or to be moved." I'd like to know what difference, if ...
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Getting silent vs being silent

According to me, get in this context can be used. For example if we talk about a person who a moment ago was talking and then he suddenly stopped. So his condition changed from talking to not at ...
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He is getting admitted in a college vs. He is being admitted in a college

As far as I know, get is used when u want something to be done by someone else. And Be is used for passive. But here which one should be used. And if both are correct, then someone can point me to a ...
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Does "get" have a more active or urgent meaning than "have"?

We can think below sentences mean the same thing. But, I think, when I watch an action movie, I hear a lot more "get" than "have". So, I think "get" has a more active or urgent meaning than "have." ...
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Can GET + past participle be explained as acquisition of state?

Verb to get has a prototypical meaning of acquiring something by some means. The following phrases: to get tired to get late to get married share common sense of acquiring some state represented by ...
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Using causative verb "get" correctly

Causative verbs to me are: make, let, have, help and get. They all get a direct object and the verb after the object (if it's a full-infinitive) comes in the bare infinitive form. It's correct for ...
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Have something do something

According to Cambridge Dictionary We use the pattern have + object + infinitive without to when we talk about instructing someone to do something. We use it to emphasise who performed the ...
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Experiential "Have" and "Get"

I've read in Longman English Grammar (PDF, page 258) that we use get and get / have+object+past participle in a non-causative way for accidents, disasters, etc. that happen beyond our control. For ...
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What is the meaning of get it done?

I often get confused with this phrase "Get It Done" . I searched a lot on the internet about this. But where does it actually use ? Word "Get" is also used when you arrange for another person to do ...
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Correct use of passive causative structures

I am asked to write on "things you want to have done". My interpretation of that question is I have to write on things I want people do for me, not things I wish I had done in the past. Correct ? ...
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A complex causative form

I would like to learn how can I rewrite the following sentence in the causative form. " Mary asked Jamie to get her car to repaired" Can we say " Mary had Jamie have/had her car repaired " Thanks ...
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You MADE/HAD/GOT me check the dictionary

Earlier today, I read an answer by jonlink which used the zero plural aspirin. I wasn't sure whether that was correct, so I had to check a dictionary. I found that both aspirin and aspirins are okay ...
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"Using Causative Verbs"

The causative verbs are: "Make, Have and Get" "I made my brother carry my suitcase." "I had my brother carry my suitcase." "I got my brother to carry my suitcase." Why we should use an ...
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