559 – GET vs. HAVE Causatives

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Today, I want to look at a topic that a lot of English textbooks talk about, but not with enough detail. I’m talking about using GET and HAVE in the causative. Are you ready? Let’s check it out!

Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details.

  • It’s nice to take a walk in the park on a sunny cool day in the fall.
  • It’s a little chilly in house. I think we should put on the heater.
  • I feel chilly. I’m going to put on a sweater.
  • I get my hair cut once a month.
  • I have my hair cut once a month.
  • I had my car fixed.
  • I got my car fixed.
  • I got my jacket stuck in the door.
  • Don’t get Paul talking about politics. He’ll never stop.
  • I got my grandfather’s old radio working again.
  • I used to be a music teacher, so I like to see kids playing an instrument.
  • I like to have music playing when I study.

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