Have something done

Download this explanation in PDF here.See my explanation about the causative verbs "let" và "make" here.We use a causative sầu verb when we want to talk about something that someone else did for us or for another person. It means that the subject caused the action lớn happen, but didn"t vì it themselves. Maybe they paid, or asked, or persuaded the other person khổng lồ bởi it.For example, we can say:I cleaned my house. (This means I cleaned it myself).If I paid someone to clean it, of course I can say:A cleaner cleaned my house.But, another way is khổng lồ use a causative construction. So I can also say:I had my house cleaned.In a sense, using a causative verb is similar to using a passive. The important thing is that the house is now clean. We don"t focus on who did the cleaning.

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Have + object + past participle (have something done)We usually use "have sầu something done" when we are talking about paying someone to bởi vì something for us. It"s often used for services. The khung is "subject + have sầu + object + past participle".I had my car washed.John will have sầu his house painted.Get + object + past participle (get something done)We can also use "subject + get + object + past participle". This has the same meaning as "have", but is less formal.The students get their essays checked.I"ll get my hair cut next week.He got his washing machine fixed.Try an exercise about "have something done" và "get something done" here.Have sầu someone bởi something (have sầu + person + infinitive)We can also use the construction "subject + have sầu + person + infinitive". This has a very similar meaning khổng lồ "have something done", which we"ve sầu already talked about, but this time we say who did the thing - we talk about the person who we asked to lớn vày the thing for us.I had the electrician look at my broken light.The doctor will have sầu the nurse Gọi the patients.The teacher had the students write the answers on the whiteboard.

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Get someone lớn bởi vì something (get + person + khổng lồ + infinitive)Finally, we can also use the construction "get + someone + to lớn + infinitive". Again, this means that you cause the other person lớn vày the action, maybe by paying them khổng lồ bởi it, or by asking them khổng lồ vày it, or by persuading them khổng lồ bởi vì it.She gets her son to lớn vày his homework by promising hlặng ice cream when he"s finished.I got the cleaner to lớn clean under the cupboards.Sometimes, this construction has the feeling that we needed khổng lồ convince someone to lớn vày something, while the other constructions on this page are neutral.Try an exercise about "have someone bởi vì something" and "get someone khổng lồ do something" here.

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