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Used

when somebody is doing something for you. You are not doing the action; its
being done by someone else.

Have something done


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Normally used when somebody else does something for you.


Can be used for situations where something bad has happened.

Get something done

More informal than Have something done.

by somebody
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Use by if you want to say who is doing the action.


Ex. Im having my car repaired (by the mechanic).

*Have + object + past participle

Im having my picture taken tomorrow.


Lets have the pizza delivered.
I had my wallet stolen on the subway.

*Get + object + past participle


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Im getting my internet upgraded today.


You need to get your hair cut. Its getting really long.


*Change the tense of the sentence by changing the form of have or get. The main
verb in the sentence is always in past participle.


Match the first parts of these sentences with the second part so that the
sentence makes sense.

1. We had our whole house

a. serviced just before our big trip.
2. Im going to have new key

b. fumigated for insects last summer.

3. She had her nails done and

c. finished before I go to bed.

4. Im having my car

d. made for my daughter.

5. We normally have our flight

e. booked through the travel agency.

6. Id like to have my homework

f. they look great.

Use the following words to make a sentence using have/get something done.
1. Sara/ hair/ do/ next weekend.
Saras having her hair done next weekend (by the hairdresser)

2. Pablo and Ana/(not) have/ passport photo/ take/ yet


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3. I/ house/ clean/ while/ was/ vacation.
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4. Paula/ have/ homework/ eat/ dog.
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5. I/ dinner/ cook/ me/ tonight.
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Check your answers from the exercises.

Exercise 1
1. We had our whole house

a. fumigated for insects last summer.

2. Im going to have new key

b. made for my daughter.

3. She had her nails done and

c. they look great.

4. Im having my car

d. serviced just before our big trip.

5. We normally have our flight

e. booked through the travel agency.

6. Id like to have my homework

f. finished before I go to bed.

Exercise 2
1. Sara/ hair/ do/ next weekend.
Saras having her hair done next weekend (by the hairdresser)
2. Pablo and Ana/(not) have/ passport photo/ take/ yet
Pablo and Ana havent had their passport photo taken yet.
3. I/ house/ clean/ while/ vacation.
Im having my house cleaned while Im on vacation.
I had my house cleaned while I was on vacation.
Im going to have my house cleaned while Im on vacation.
4. Paula/ have/ homework/ eat/ dog.
Paula had her homework eaten by her dog.
5. I/ dinner/ cook/ me/ tonight.
Im having my dinner cooked for me tonight.