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Download this explanation in PDF here.See my explanation about the causative verbs "let" và "make" here.We use a causative verb when we want khổng lồ talk about something that someone else did for us or for another person. It means that the subject caused the action lớn happen, but didn"t bởi it themselves. Maybe they paid, or asked, or persuaded the other person to lớn vì chưng it.For example, we can say:I cleaned my house. (This means I cleaned it myself).If I paid someone lớn clean it, of course I can say:A cleaner cleaned my house.But, another way is to lớn use a causative sầu construction. So I can also say:I had my house cleaned.In a sense, using a causative verb is similar to lớn using a passive. The important thing is that the house is now clean. We don"t focus on who did the cleaning.

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Have + object + past participle (have something done)We usually use "have something done" when we are talking about paying someone lớn bởi something for us. It"s often used for services. The size is "subject + have + object + past participle".I had my oto washed.John will have sầu his house painted.Get + object + past participle (get something done)We can also use "subject + get + object + past participle". This has the same meaning as "have", but is less formal.The students get their essays checked.I"ll get my hair cut next week.He got his washing machine fixed.Try an exercise about "have something done" and "get something done" here.Have sầu someone vị something (have sầu + person + infinitive)We can also use the construction "subject + have + person + infinitive". This has a very similar meaning lớn "have something done", which we"ve sầu already talked about, but this time we say who did the thing - we talk about the person who we asked to do the thing for us.I had the electrician look at my broken light.The doctor will have sầu the nurse hotline the patients.The teacher had the students write the answers on the whiteboard.

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Get someone lớn bởi vì something (get + person + to lớn + infinitive)Finally, we can also use the construction "get + someone + lớn + infinitive". Again, this means that you cause the other person khổng lồ vày the action, maybe by paying them khổng lồ bởi vì it, or by asking them to vị it, or by persuading them lớn bởi vì it.She gets her son to lớn vì chưng his homework by promising him ice cream when he"s finished.I got the cleaner to lớn clean under the cupboards.Sometimes, this construction has the feeling that we needed khổng lồ convince someone to bởi something, while the other constructions on this page are neutral.Try an exercise about "have someone bởi something" and "get someone khổng lồ bởi something" here.

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