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Questions tagged [causatives]

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''get the job done''

A) I got my hair cut B) I got my car cleaned Sentences above are causitive sentences. They mean: A) I paid someone to cut my hair B) I paid someone to clean my car But C) They are ...
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I don't want X making Y do Z

I'd be very happy if there is someone who will help me solve these causative with relative constructs: 1) I don't want dwarves get (got?) killed by elves means that: elves make somebody kill ...
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help with causative clauses

I'm having some trouble with breaking a causative clause into its parts of sentence. please help. for instance: I have her do my homework. what i have figured out is: I= subject Have=verb (because ...
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Using makes or causes

I understand the meaning of the words makes and causes. However, I'm having a hard time explaining to a student (that I volunteer with) as to why makes seems to be a better choice in the following ...
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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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I'll have the television working again soon

In Oxford Dictionary, there is explained one of the meanings of the structure "have sth/sb doing...". The meaning is "to cause sth to be done or happen". Here is the example of the usage: I'll have ...
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“I immediately got her with child”?

In th English translation of The Kindly Ones, a 2006 novel by Jonathan Littell set during World War II and its aftermath, the narrator states: the source I picked a woman from a good family; she ...
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I do not really understand the proposal: Really…Really…Fat

I do not really understand the proposal: Really...Really...Fat. Help me to understand this sentence. It will be right or I not correctly think? "We are talking about the man who will become fat." Why ...
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I had a bullet going through my arm x I had a bullet go through my arm

I already know the main use of have when it's is used as a command: I had the security kick him out. I also know its use in sentences of cause, for example: His jokes were so funny that they ...
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I did it ( myself or by myself) [duplicate]

I found some sentences that in which by is not used. Such as: I did it myself . I will kill you myself . he cooks food himself. Why by isn't used with these sentences like: 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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Use of Double 'Had'

'The painting which I had had painted was a portrait of Buddha.' If the use of double had in the sentence means that it is not I, but someone else, who painted this picture, can you please explain ...
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He is fixing his car

My friend is visiting a mechanic now, the mechanic is fixing his car. Someone asked me, where is your friend. What should I answer? A: Where is your friend? B: He is fixing his car. He is ...
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“What on earth made/had you do that”

When are we suppose to use "made" and "had" in a sentence? I know that have is a causative which means 'make'. For example: He had me wait for five minutes at the shop. So in the same way can ...
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Sentence English grammar with causative verb [closed]

My father asked my little brother to bring him the newspaper? Rewrite the following sentence with causative verb?
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“She enjoys being photographed”

Passive simple gerund She enjoys being photographed . Her baby loves being held . I hate being lied to. She denied being invited. http://www.grammaring.com/the-forms-of-the-gerund My questions: Can ...
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“very nearly gotten the guy to confess”

He’s discovered a new suspect, and this new suspect has just enough evidence against him to suggest that, hey, maybe he killed Andrea instead of Naz. Box has even tracked this new suspect down and ...
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Can “will have you doing a double take” be rewritten as “will make you do a double take”?

These adult film stars will have you doing a double take when you see them without any makeup on. Source: http://www.lolwot.com/10-adult-film-celebs-without-makeup/ I would like to ask whether ...
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Is this structure the same as a causative?

The name "Death in June" refers to June 30, 1934, the "Night of Long Knives", when Hitler had Ernst Roehm and other leaders of the SA (nazi stormtroopers) murdered. Is the causative in the above ...
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Difference: 'leave somebody wondering' vs. 'make somebody wonder'?

Is there a difference between (a) 'leave somebody wondering' and (b) 'make somebody wonder'? If so, what difference? Is there some difference in aspect? For example, does 'leave somebody wondering' ...
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grammar difference between “to make dry dishes” vs “to make the dishes dry”

(Background: I'm a native English speaker who is learning French. The more I learn about French grammar, the more questions I have about English grammar). (More Background: I wanted to translate the ...
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Which would be better, “I” or “me” in the following sentence?

I see generally people use I for addressing themselves, but some people also use me in the same sense. Which is better to use, I or me? Let I recommend you for this... or Let me recommend ...
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Meaning and grammatical structure of “We are having it looked into”

Recently I came across this sentence: We are having it looked into. Is it equivalent to "We are looking it" or "We have looked into it"? Kindly help me understand the grammar structure of it.
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Is it correct to use “make” this way?

I saw a sentence on instagram: "make yourself protagonist". Shouldn't it be "make yourself be a protagonist"?
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Is it correct/natural to use an inanimate subject for causative HAVE?

The protocol has me divide the area into several plots. The next trial has the protagonist enter the cave. The first sentence is mine, and the second was written by a non-native speaker while ...
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he had the manager check it vs. he had it checked by the manager

(a) He had it checked by the manager. (b) He had the manager check it. Could you please clarify the difference between these sentences, if there is any?
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he had it checked by the manager

He had it [checked by the manager]. [passive] In the Cambridge Grammar of the English Language is on page 1174 written in connection with this sentence this: "The past participle form of the ...
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Using “that do” instead of “to do”

Can I write this sentence In this paper, we present an approach and a system, called ABDES, for constructing web wrappers to extract data records from a web page. as In this paper, we present ...
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How to make a transitive verb from an intransitive verb

For example consider the sleep which is an intransitive verb, what is the verb for making one to sleep? Is there any rule or transformation to make such verb using the intransitive verb?
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what is the difference between - I make it to go and I make it go?

What is the difference between sentences like these: I make it to go. I make it go. or You make me to cry. You make me cry.
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because , if only because, or if only because

Some example case/ contexts for helping to clarify the point-- my specific question: A.When a range of reasons exist, use “if only because” to draw attention to a minor reason. Compare 1) Praise her ...
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“it would be nice to make the certificate check/checked”

I am sometimes confused on using causitive forms..Should I use causitive form in this sentence? 1.I thought it would be nice to make the certificate check in order to make sure it is genuine. ...
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“You're the only one…”

Do any of these sentences sound natural for you? You're the only one I need to love me. You're the only one I need to have love me. You're the only one I need to make love me. You're the only one I ...
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Usage, Meaning Of “From”

I have a question about "from" here: Is there life on Mars? According to images from NASA, the latest news suggests that there is evidence of intelligent design on the Red Planet. Reportedly, ...
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Fill A Prescription

I am a little bit confused about the usage of the phrase "fill a prescription". A patient filled his prescription. The pharmacist filled a prescription. Dictionaries suggest only the ...
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I will have it done by tomorrow

I will have it done by tomorrow Would you please by some example describe what does the bold part mean? I think the bold part is passive, isn't it? Thanks in advance
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Bleed From Shackles

For this: link Raju the elephant was left bleeding from spiked shackles and living on hand-outs from passing tourists after he was captured and tied up by his ‘owner’. Is "bleeding from spiked ...
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Difference between 'to cause to become' and 'to cause'

[Random House Dictionary], s.v. make 3. to cause to be or become; render: to make someone happy. 8. to cause, induce, or compel: to make a horse jump a barrier. What’s the difference between 3 ...