Learn English Grammar – HAVE SOMETHING DONE

MIchael Grammar

How do we use the grammar HAVE SOMETHING DONE?

There is a big difference between saying I cut my hair and I have my hair cut. Let’s look at the causative form of have.

The sentence I cut my hair shows the action cut and the actor I. I cut my hair means I did the cutting.

When you want to talk about someone doing a job for you, you can use HAVE + OBJECT + PP VERB. We use this grammar when we talk about arranging or hiring someone to do a job for us

  • I had my hair cut…means…someone did the job for me
  • I had my car serviced today.
  • I need to have my watch repaired.

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