Today’s English lesson is about the causative verbs GET and HAVE and how we use them in English.
Causative verbs cause something to happen.
Get or have + object + infinitive
Look at these examples:
Jenny got her boss to give her a raise. (make/persuade)
My boss had everyone work extra hours. (order/instruct)
I’ll get Peter to give you a lift to work. (make/persuade)
Get or have + object + past participle = passive
We use this structure to mean have something done.
Sally is having her wisdom teeth removed next week.
I must get/have the television repaired.
I will get/have your car serviced for you.
Get+ object + -ing (make start)
This structure means to make something start.
John can’t seem to get the car going.
We didn’t take the boat out today because we couldn’t get the engine going.
Can you get the BBQ going? It’s time have lunch.
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