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Have sthg done

  1. 1. HAVE/GET* SOMETHING DONE *get – informal English (Thanks to Helena Manrubia)
  2. 2. Compare She’s cutting her hair She’s having her hair cut.
  3. 3. We didn’t go to Telepizza, we had the pizzas delivered We didn’t paint the house, we had it painted. We didn’t clean the windows ourselves, we had them cleaned
  4. 4. 1. We make someone do something for us, usually paying them. I’m gonna have my room painted next week. The air conditioning at home doesn’t work. I must have it repaired. I had my eyes tested yesterday at the optician. All tenses are possible.
  5. 5. 2. Something negative happens and we have no control over it. I had my bike stolen.
  6. 6. Now it’s your turn.
  7. 7. I must go to the dry cleaner’s to … (my suit) I must go to the dry cleaner’s to have my suit cleaned.
  8. 8. My father … (the newspaper /deliver) … every morning. My father has the newspaper delivered every morning.
  9. 9. She is going to … (her photograph) …… She is going to have her photograph taken.
  10. 10. I have an appointment at the dentist’s to ….. (clean) I have an appointment at the dentist’s to have my teeth cleaned.
  11. 11. My brother has taken the car to the garage to …. (repair). My brother has taken the car to the garage to have it repaired.
  12. 12. You should have … (your eyes/ test) … once a year. You should have your eyes tested once a year.
  13. 13. He is going…. (his elbow/x-ray) … tomorrow. He is going to have his elbow X-rayed tomorrow.
  14. 14. Our neighbours … (their roof / repair)… after the storm. Our neighbours had their roof repaired after the storm.
  15. 15. I … (my shopping/ deliver) ….(past simple) I had my shopping delivered.
  16. 16. I must ……. (fix) ….. this week. I must have the computer fixed this week.

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