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UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE

CHIMBORAZO
FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS DE LA EDUCACION, HUMANAS Y TECNOLOGIAS
CARRERA DE IDIOMAS

GRAMMAR VI
Have/Get Something Done
Dario Amancha
Ronald Marroqun
2015-2016

"Have Something Done"

Passive in meaning but not in form

Get or have in place of the verb to be

Situations where we want someone else to do


something for us or where we are going to hire
someone else to do something for us.

The result is more important than the person who


performs the activity.

Compare

Lisa repaired the roof.

Lisa had the roof repaired.

Did you make those curtains yourself?

Did you have those courtains made?

Structure
have + something (the object)+ past participle

I have my business taken care of.


(Somebody is taking care of my business.)

He has his dog walked.


(Somebody walks his dog.)

Theliving room in Terry's new house is a terrible


salmon pink color. She wants tohave it painted
before she moves in.

Lizzy can't talk right now. She's having her hair


cut by the barber at the moment.

I need to go to the dentist today to have a tooth


pulled. I hope it's very fast!

Get something done


(informal)

When are you going to get the roof repaired?

I think you should get your hair cut really short.

If the verb refers to something unwanted,


it has the same meaning as a passive
sentence.

Jim had his car stolen last night.

Jim's car was stolen.

They had their roof blown of in the storm.

Their roof was blown of in the storm.

EXERCISES
I had my hair cut.
Yesterday, (I / cut / my hair) .
Joe has his car washed

Every Friday, (Joe / wash / his car).


she is going to have her shower
repaired.

Tomorrow, (she / repair / her shower).

we have a pizza delivered


Each Saturday, (we / deliver / a pizza)...to
our
home.

Bob had his house cleaned


Last year, (Bob / clean / his house)...by
a
charwoman.

As Phil had a broken arm, (he / type / his texts).......................by


his secretary.
he had his texts typed

(I / pick up / the goods)...tomorrow in the


will have the goods
afternoon.
picked up
had our walls
(we / redecorate / our walls)...last
summer.
redecorated

Whenever Clara is staying at this hotel, (she / carry / her bags)


...........into
her room.
has her bags carried
We had our last party
(we / organise / our last party)...by
organised
professionals.
have the bedrooms
redecorated

We usually . (the bedrooms /


redecorate) every two years.

is having it made
Sarah isn't making her own wedding dress, she .
(it / make) by a designer in I
Have you ever had anything stolen

. (you / ever/ anything / steal) from your house?


had it fixed
He didn't fix his car himself, he .
(it / fix) at the garage.

to have it cut
Your hair is too long. You need .
(it / cut).

I'm going to do my food shopping online and I am going to have the food delivered
..
(the food / deliver) to my house.

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