Causative Use of Have

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Getting something done by somebody else is expressed by the structure have (or get) + object + past participle.

Read the following sentences.


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

Expressions without prepositions
Prepositions at the end of clauses
Prepositions: some useful points
Common prepositions: usage

See Also

Exclamations exercise
Exclamations: common errors
Common mistakes with pronouns - Part 2
Common errors with adjectives - part 1
Common errors with adjectives - part 2

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