Complete the sentences using the correct form of have something done and the words in brackets. Use contractions where possible. Speaking English Games Grammar Vocabulary. Exercise 1 - Comparison Exercise 1 - Defining relative clauses Exercise 1 - have something done Exercise 1 - Participle clauses Exercise 1 - Past simple and present perfect contrast Exercise 1 - Past tense contrast Exercise 1 - Present tense contrast Exercise 1 - Reported speech statements Exercise 1 - Speculating and predicting Exercise 1 - The passive Exercise 2 - Determiners all, each, every, few, little, etc.
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The following is a mini-tutorial on the use of the causative verbs "let," "make," "have," and "get. If you already know how to use these verbs, you can skip the explanation and go directly to the exercises.
This construction usually means "to convince to do something" or "to trick someone into doing something. Sometimes "get someone to do something" is interchangeable with "have someone do something," but these expressions do not mean exactly the same thing. Will your parents let you go to the party? I don't know if my boss will let me take the day off.
Examples: My teacher made me apologize for what I had said. Did somebody make you wear that ugly hat? She made her children do their homework. Examples: Dr. Smith had his nurse take the patient's temperature.
Please have your secretary fax me the information. I had the mechanic check the brakes. How can parents get their children to read more? The government TV commercials are trying to get people to stop smoking. Examples: I got the mechanic to check my brakes. At first the mechanic didn't think it was necessary, but I convinced him to check the brakes. I had the mechanic check my brakes.
Let / Make / Have / Get