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Have something done

Have something done

Date: Oct 03 2007

Topic: Grammar

Author: rhyme_reason

Lesson

If you 'have something done', you get somebody else to do something for you.

  • I'm going to have my hair cut.
  • She's having her house redecorated.
  • I'm having a copy of the report sent to you

In informal English, we can replace 'have' by 'get'.

  • We're getting a new telephone system installed.
  • They will be getting the system repaired as quickly as they can.
  • I got the bill sent direct to the company.

We can also use 'have/got something done' in situations where something bad has happened to people or their possessions. This is not something they wanted to happen.

  • John had all his money stolen from his hotel bedroom.
  • We had our car damaged by a falling tree.
  • I got my nose broken playing rugby.

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nabeel13

Syrian Arab Republic

thx  its very important

01:32 PM Jul 24 2009 |

ismael salah

United Arab Emirates

yes thats very important

08:41 PM Jul 23 2009 |

dulitha825

dulitha825

Sri Lanka

yeah dear this is very important lesson because most of them don't know to use this correctly in their day-today life.great!<!-Session data->

11:57 AM Jul 17 2009 |

pwint06

Singapore

Of course,certainly.

That's very useful for grammar.

Thank you.

09:56 AM Jul 17 2009 |

NIIS

NIIS

Germany

That was really a important lesson. I guess everyone already uses "have/get something done" clauses. Therefore it's good to finally know  how to do it in correct grammar. :-)

09:58 AM Jul 16 2009 |

siren_golden_

Peru

no entiendo nada

12:46 AM Jul 15 2009 |

tanjulabel

tanjulabel

Turkey

hiiii friends

09:08 PM Jul 13 2009 |

shekharkc

Nepal

thx i will very happy for this

10:08 AM Jul 11 2009 |

vivi32

China

thank you!

12:14 PM Jul 06 2009 |

pUpS_23

Ukraine

thanks!

09:14 AM Jul 04 2009 |

s..M..n..R

s..M..n..R

Turkey

thanks…

 

05:37 PM Jun 28 2009 |

thekrayat

thekrayat

Jordan

thank you .

good lessons.Smile

10:53 AM Jun 28 2009 |

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