Causative use of have
Getting something done by somebody else is expressed by the structure have (or get) + object + past participle.
Read the following sentences.
- I must get/have my hair cut.
- You must get/have your shoes mended.
- We must get our roof repaired.
- She got/had her son trained as a mechanic.
Rewrite the following sentences using have or get followed by a past participle.
1. My servant washes my car for me.
2. This tailor makes my clothes for me.
3. A famous architect designed our house for us.
4. My hair needs cutting.
1. I get my car washed by my servant.
2. I get my clothes made by this tailor.
3. We got/had our house designed by a famous architect.
4. I must get/have my hair cut.
Sections in this article
Indirect questions New!
Absolute adjectives New!
Shall and Will: What to use? New!
Parallel construction New!
Correct use of the present perfect tense
Correct use of the present perfect continuous tense