Have Something Done
We can use the verbs have followed by Verb III. The verb III has passive meaning. In this case, we are usually the one who arranged
for someone else to do something. Let's see the following examples.
- I had my hair cut. ( My hair was cut by somebody )
- I had my car repaired. ( My car was repaired by somebody )
- I'm going to have a telephone installed in our new house. ( A telephone will be installed by somebody.)
- I had this coat cleaned two days ago. ( This coat was cleaned by somebody.)
- I want to have this suit ironed. ( I want somebody to iron the suit.)
We can also use the verbs get followed by verb III. The verb III has passive meaning. We are the one who arranged for someone else
to do something. 'Get' is slightly more informal than 'have'. Let's see the following examples.
- Can I get my hair cut?
- I'll get my house painted blue.
- I got my car repaired last month. It's okay now.
- Can I get my photograph taken?
- She wants to have her documents printed.