Questions tagged [causative-get]

For questions involving the use of GET with a causative sense, as in "I got him to help me" or "I got myself accepted for a fellowship".

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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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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 ...