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    Use of "Have+Pronount/Nount+Verb AND Do+Verb

    In sentences, we seldom use "I can have it arrange" ...etc.My question is do i need to use first form of verb in the verb "arrange"? because the sentence is Present Indefinite.


    Second, in a sentence like "It did make a difference" OR "It did made a difference"?
    which one is correct?

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    Re: Use of "Have+Pronount/Nount+Verb AND Do+Verb

    Quote Originally Posted by SHARIQUE View Post


    Second, in a sentence like "It did make a difference" OR "It did made a difference"?
    which one is correct?

    NOT A TEACHER


    (1) The rule is:

    After do/does/did, you always (no exceptions) use the base form of the verb (the form that you use when you are searching for a word in a dictionary).


    (2) Thus:

    They do make a difference.

    It does make a difference.

    It did make a difference.

    Did it make a difference?

    (3) The same rule for modals:

    It can make a difference.

    It could make a difference.

    It may make a diffference.

    It might make a difference.

    It will make a difference.

    It would make a difference.

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    Re: Use of "Have+Pronount/Nount+Verb AND Do+Verb

    For your first question, use either (depending on whether you will do it yourself).
    I can arrrange it.
    Or
    I can have it arranged.

    You cannot use "I can have it arrange."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Use of "Have+Pronount/Nount+Verb AND Do+Verb

    [QUOTE=SHARIQUE;829137]In sentences, we seldom use "I can have it arrange" ...etc.My question is do i need to use first form of verb in the verb "arrange"? because the sentence is Present Indefinite.


    NOT A TEACHER


    (1) May I just add a few comments to the moderator's excellent answer?

    (2) (a) I can have someone arrange it.

    (b) I can have it arrangED.

    If you wish to express the idea by using sentence (b), you need to use the

    past participle. It is being used as an adjective to modify (refer to) the

    word "it." When you have time, check your books for so-called objective

    complements. In your sentence, "it" is the object. But if you said only "I

    can have it," maybe your listener would be confused. You need a word to

    "complete" (complement) the meaning, so you add "arranged."

    For example: "I had the food" doesn't complete my meaning. So I could say "I had the food cookED/ caterED/ destroyED."

    (3) When you get time, also check out causative verbs.

    I credit two books for their guidance:

    The Grammar Book by Mesdames Celce-Murcia and Larsen-Freeman.

    English Review Grammar by Mr. Walter Kay Smart

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    Re: Use of "Have+Pronount/Nount+Verb AND Do+Verb

    I appreciate your prompt response.

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