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Can you please send me the form of the following sentence.
I had my suit cleaned.
e.g. subject + had + object Is this correct?
***** NOT A TEACHER *****
(1) If I understand my high school-level grammar books
correctly, this is how I would parse (analyze) your nice sentence:
I = subject.
had = verb.
my suit = object (my = possessive adjective; suit = noun).
cleaned = past participle that refers to "my suit." I believe that
most grammar books call "cleaned" in your sentence a so-called
If you only said, "I had my suit," no one would understand. They
would ask: You had your suit what? In other words, you have to
complete the meaning of the object ( "complement" comes from the
Other examples (thanks to Mr. Raymond Murphy's Grammar in Use):
I want to have my picture taken./ Bill had the roof repaired./ We are
having the house painted.