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How to properly express conditional causal relationship

Is this correct and normal way to express causation relationship?: {Something} would not be required, had {something_other} been done properly. Or maybe this form is more natural?: If {...
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"I have bought it" versus "I have it bought"

I have bought it (Present Perfect) I have it bought. (Present Simple ??) What's the difference in the meaning between these two sentences?
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got us to lose the match

a. The referee made us lose the match by disallowing two of the goals we scored. b. The referee had us lose the match by disallowing two of the goals we scored. c. The referee got us to lose the match ...
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Can verbs have more than one classification?

I'm confused because I'm unsure about the innate nature of a verb.Help, let,make etc are known or classified as CAUSITIVE verbs. So in the sentence,' I made the student do his homework ' the verb TO ...
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She had her report done. (who did the report?) [closed]

She had her report done. She did the report or someone else did the report? 'have' is a causative verb and here took the past participle as an object complement. I wonder who really did the report ...
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"we only have 67 percent of the population vaccinated"

"we only have 67 percent of the population vaccinated" I am wondering what construction is this? Is this To have sb done or what?
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"I have had people do such a thing." vs "Some people do such a thing." Any difference?

The following sentence is from a native speaker who is giving information about a device for people with hearing loss. She showed the parts of the device and said: Sometimes I've had people get the ...
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Can I use "have" like in "I had the house painted" to mean "I did the task myself?

I asked a quetion here Subject+got+object+past participle and according to Jeff Morrow "I got the house cleaned" may mean that I myself cleaned the house (can you hear my wife laughing ...
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In the last phrase "we have our inhibitions eroded.", the verb have is causative?

"so when the media show that our favorite characters behave aggressively and that this results in them getting what they want, we have our inhibitions eroded." In the last phrase "we ...
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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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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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Have/get your book published [duplicate]

Can I use both "have" and "get" in sentence #1? Would there be any difference in meaning between them in sentences #1 and #2? Get / Have your book published on that site. I had / ...
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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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'You had Konklin [name] killed'. What does it mean?

I've heard this in a movie called The Bourne Supremacy. I am not really good with English so can anybody help me out? What does 'You had Konklin killed' mean? By the way, Konklin is just a character's ...
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We usually have my mother (to) stay over Christmas

We usually have my mother (to) stay over Christmas What differences in meaning or otherwise are due to the insertion of TO ? OED HAVE (vb) : https://oed.com/oed2/00103269
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"I had my hair cut by a barber." Is that sentence grammatical?

I had my hair cut by a barber. Is that sentence grammatical? Can we add the by-phrase "by a barber" to the construction subject + have + something + done?
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Is this sentence correct? How should I frame it?

Why does every guy has to / have to say that or use that sentence? Should I use has or have? I can't really figure out the singular or plural.
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Have/has sentence usage in the following sentences. Can someone help me with it?

Does Jules have/has feelings for him? Does Jules have/has the golden touch? Does Jules have/has a plan? Have is plural and has is singular. So technically for the last sentence, I should choose have. ...
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“have someone V/Ving” in American English

In American English, which verb form should be used in the following? He had the bouncers throw/throwing them out of the club. he had me do/doing all kinds of jobs for her. Checking the Longman ...
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Exceeded or exceeding

This is a sentence extracted from a book named “Into thin air”: I’d written more than sixty pieces for Outside over the previous fifteen tears, and seldom had the travel budget for any of these ...
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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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"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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Have+ object +bare infinitive usage

I will have him believe it What does this mean? Does this mean “I will make him believe it”? My friends are saying have + object form is used in the sense of wish. Is it correct?
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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 think that the question tag has been written in the sentence correctly since verb " have " is not used as an auxiliary. But I still believe it's ...
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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 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 phrase "would have" in a sentence

Should I use would have if I am talking about something that could happen because of what someone did? I am always confused about this. For example: If you told her, you would have seen the play. And ...
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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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