Causative passive

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  • 1. HAVE/GET SOMETHING DONE Passive Causative
  • 2. HAVE/GET SOMETHING DONE
    • I had my hair cut yesterday
    The person who arranges for services Have/get in the correct tense Object which receives the action Action (past participle) Manner/Place/Time adverbs
  • 3. Get or have +object + past participle Examples: Sue gets her dress ironed once a week. I’ll have my house painted next week.
  • 4. Use the Get or Have Passive :
    • To emphasize action rather than state (only with action verbs not with stative verbs)
    • With living things
    • For services that you arrange for someone to do for you.
    • In conversation and not in formal speaking, and rarely in writing.
  • 5.
    • Rewrite these sentences using to have something done .
    • Some builders are repairing the roof of our house.
    • The dressmaker has shortened these trousers for me.
    • A photographer took photos of the bridal couple.
    • A famous artist is going to paint her portrait.
    • The mechanic changed the oil in my car.
    • The hairdresser cut my hair in a completely different style.
    • A decorator has repainted our house.
    • A friend of mine, who´s an electrician, is going to repair my DVD player next week.
    • They have mended my watch.