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Introducing the structure "have something done"

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  1. 1. 23/10/2013 the importance - of - Agents I bought a NEW HOUSE a few months ago… … but a lot of things needed some REPAIRING I’m not good at home improvement at all… … so I needed PROFESSIONAL HELP. causative have - Before - - After - - What’s happened? - I've had the fence painted. 1
  2. 2. 23/10/2013 The Who's done it? house painter - Before - - After - I've had a garage built. - What’s happened? - Who's done it? 2
  3. 3. 23/10/2013 The construction workers - Before - - After - - What’s happened? - Who's done it? I've had my windows fixed. The carpenter 3
  4. 4. 23/10/2013 - Before - - After - I've had my garden cleaned up. - What’s happened? - Who's done it? The - Before - gardener 4
  5. 5. 23/10/2013 - After - I've had some lights installed. - What’s happened? - The Who's done it? - Before - electrician 5
  6. 6. 23/10/2013 - After - - What’s happened? - I've had some leaking pipes fixed. Who's done it? I've fixed my windows. - Before - - After I haven't done it! I've had my windows fixed. In English... ... we CANNOT say we do something when... ... it is in fact ANOTHER PERSON who does the action. The plumber When we don't do something ourselves... ... but we ARRANGE for SOMEONE ELSE to do it (usually an expert) for us... ... we use another construction. 6
  7. 7. 23/10/2013 She's cutting her hair. What’s happening? Another person is doing the action She's having her hair cut. What’s happening? Let’s see the construction I've had some lights installed. I've had my windows fixed. She's having her hair cut. I've had my fence painted. past have + object + participle 7

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