Causatives

Posted: June 6, 2008 in Materi Bahasa Inggris

Causative Form

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The causative form is used when we speak about a professional service which someone has done for us.

She is having her typewriter repaired.

We make the causative form:

{subject} + {have} + {object} + {past participle}
I had my hair cut.
She will have her house decorated.
They are having their garden landscaped.
He is going to have his car resprayed.

We can use the same pattern to talk about an often bad experience:

She had her house burgled.
We had our money stolen.
We had our car vandalized.

We can also use get instead of have but this is informal

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