Questions tagged [causative-have]

For questions involving the use of HAVE with a causative sense, as in "I had my car repaired" or "I had him repair my car".

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“Have someone do/doing someting”, “be having someone do/doing something” in context

Let's say I told my assistant to write a report and they are doing it at the moment. Which of the following sentence is correct to commumicate the idea? I have my assistant write a report, she is ...
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“Have a lot of people ask me” — Why causative here?

As we all know, causatives are usually used to say that someone makes something for us. Then why is this sentence acceptable? I have a lot of people ask me whether it's possible to achieve their ...
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Have + object + past participle vs Have + object + bare infinitive

1). Cambridge dictionary link and Some of my friends are saying have + object + bare infinitive is used to talk about an experience We had a strange woman come to the door selling pictures. 2). ...
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Is this sentence correct ? “I have got my car working.”

Is this sentence correct.And if it is correct, what does it mean? I have got my car working. I know that the causative form is : have - object - past participle
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how to figure out when to use have verb + ed & just a verb

What should be the right answer for the blanks. and please explain why its correct. Most decisions ______ several alternatives. For example,if you spend an hour studying for an economics exam, you ...
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“question tag after causative verb in the clause”

She had some repairs done, had she not? I do think that the question tag has been written in the sentence correctly since verb " have " is not used as an auxiliary.
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“Have someone + adj” means “make someone + adj?”

When I first saw these sentences bellow, I thought they meant "Have someone +adj around yourself", You have me sad for most days They'll have you suicidal But, when I translated, I saw that ...
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Have something done, interrogative form

I have these words. You look different. (Had/you/your/dyed/hair/have)? I need to form the words with have something done. Would it be like this? Have you had your hair dyed? Or should it be ...
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Causative verb usage with must

Can we use causative have with modal must. Suppose you must have had those document published by you. you must have the documents prepared by someone. Are these idiomatic and grammatical. actually i ...
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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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Causative verb have

I am confused over the usage of "have" causative. She wanted to have you sat on the chair. Is it grammatical or idiomatic?
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Causative verb and grammar [closed]

I am in confusion regarding this sentence "She wants to have you sit on chair". is it correct usage of 'have' causative verb
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Causative verb usage in sentence

Can i write "having had him seat on chair,he started telling story". here first have is participle and second had is used as causative.is it correct to write
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Is it correct to say “are you logged in” or “have you logged in”? [closed]

Which is the correct way of asking the question "Are you logged in"? Or "Have you logged in"?
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Have something be done

I faced the following sentence in the book "Computer Networks": The moral of the story is that all messages must contain considerable redundancy so that active intruders cannot send random junk and ...
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Causative have: does the subject always initiate the actions?

Yesterday, I posted a question (in an another website) asking how the Causative Verb Have works. What I posted was like: I had my dog lick my hand And I got a good answer explaining that that the ...
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Best way to say the car was washed (exam question) [closed]

Only one is correct. Explain per item your choice and others alternatives are not correct. Please consider grammar concepts. Which of the alternatives is grammatically correct? A) Joshua had had ...
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I'll have it upstairs

A: Good morning! You folks checking in? B: Yes. Wells. A: Of course. Carlton Wells. We have been expecting you! I'll take care of your luggage. You guys check in. I'll have it upstairs for ...
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“to have something being done” or “to be having something done”

Which one is grammatically correct? They have their wedding cake being made. They are having their wedding cake made.
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That was a mistake what made him famous/ what have made him famous..wich one i should use? [closed]

We have to write an interview from english and I'm not sure wich one should I use?..or if it's there even a differences between them?
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What is the meaning of the word “have” in this context?

What does the word "have" in this context mean? (I know the meanings of this word but this sentence really sound difficult to me how to understand it correctly. I saw a lot definitions for this word ...
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How to use verb “have” as a subjunctive?

Which one is correct? I recommend him, have his teeth looked at by a dentist. I recommend him, has his teeth looked at by a dentist. First of all, something that confused me is that it appears that ...
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Using “have” in sentences

I was writing an email today and caught myself having difficulty to decide which of the sentences is most suitable: I have noticed that you already replied to the other emails. I noticed that you ...
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how to use the word “would have” in a sentence?

Because I always get confused of it, should I use would have if I am talking about something that could happen because of what someone did? For example: If you told her, you would have seen the ...
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Is it wrong to use specific verbs instead “have”?

I can't understand why my grammar book use the "have" verb at some situations like She had a coffee She was having breakfast Instead of She drank a coffee She was eating breakfast I ...
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Have something done

Why is the meaning of the following sentences different: Jenny had her car stolen Jenny had her cat killed The first sentence means that SOMEBODY stole her car. Why the second ...
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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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When do I use the verb 'have' in front of the verb 'invent'

I'm very confused. Let me give you the sentence. I am making this sentence passive. Sam and Dan _________________________invented XYZ. (fill in the blank with a form of "believe") So I thought the ...
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A causative structure in the passive

Let's take, for example, such a sentence: I'll have him check all the locks. What are the possible passive counterparts of this sentence? I'll have all the locks a) checked by him. b) be checked by ...
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can 'I have it uploaded' and I've uploaded it' be interchangeable?

Can I have it uploaded and I've uploaded it be interchangeable? Is there any differences between them? More question relating to I have it uploaded: Is uploaded used as adjective? When I'm writing ...
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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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have + noun + verb

1) One individual had a bullet as a child go right through the left temporal lobe. 2) I had my kids go to bed. I think '2)had' is 'commend', but I don't think '1)had' is. then, What does '1)...
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had something (cleaned or clean)?

He had the robot cleaned the house. I wanna know whether this sentence has any error for following meaning : He ordered the robot to stop on its operation. As following two have meaning like in the ...
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What is the difference between following two sentences?

What is the difference between following two sentences ? How many hours do they have you working in the company ? How many hours do they have you work in the company ? if i want to ask ...
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doubts about causative in one sentence

What is political tyranny, Plato has Sokrates ask in the Republic, if not the unjust rule of a man who himself is tyrannized by his basest desires? Is causative used in this sentence? I understand ...
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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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The meaning and role of “have” in “Are you prepared to bear the risks but have the seller ogranize the transportation?”

Are you prepared to bear the risks during transportation but have the seller organise and pay for transportation to the agreed place? What is the role of "have" in this sentence? I do not ...
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Explain the grammar of “have had” in the sentence

In a book A Clash of Kings from the series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin, I found this sentence and can't understand the meaning of have had in it. I should have had him killed after ...
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Is “cut” a passive or an active verb in “I have my hair cut”?

I got a haircut yesterday because my hair was too long. While I had been thinking to have a SailorMoon's iconic hairstyle, it reminded me of the question that I asked in an English class. (Aside: I ...
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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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Have somebody doing something

I want to express at the beginning of the lesson that I hope that all my listeners will enjoy my speech. Can I use the causative structure? I hope I will have you enjoying this lecture. And what about ...
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Colloquial Imperative

From time to time I can hear native speakers talk in this way, say, "I will have somebody fix this up." While I realize there exist contexts where the sentence is equal in meaning to the sentence "I ...
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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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About Causative form

Are the following sentences in Causative form and grammatically correct? I want you to have my car cleaned. I'd like to have you clean my car.
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What are the differences between these usages of causative 'have'?

Hello I would like an explanation on this usage of have as I believe it can be used as a passive, talking about things that have happened to you not just as a causative which means that you caused for ...