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    aysaa is offline Senior Member
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    have sb educat(ed)

    Hi,

    -I am having her educated in best schools.

    -I am having her educate in best schools.

    I can't figure out the difference between the two. Must I use the causitive in the sentence with 'ed' or not.

    Thanks.

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    markteacher is offline Newbie
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    Re: have sb educat(ed)

    The first one is correct (although I would say "the best schools" or "the best of schools" instead of "best schools". The sentence should read "I am having her educated in the best of schools.")

    The sentence sounds a little strange though. It would be much simpler to just write "She is being educated in the best of schools."

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: have sb educat(ed)

    Quote Originally Posted by markteacher View Post
    The first one is correct (although I would say "the best schools" or "the best of schools" instead of "best schools". The sentence should read "I am having her educated in the best of schools.")

    The sentence sounds a little strange though. It would be much simpler to just write "She is being educated in the best of schools."

    Hope this helps.
    See markteacher's response, but in addition, the second sentence with "educate" would suggest that she is the teacher and you are directing her occupation, which I don't think is what you intend to mean.

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    Re: have sb educat(ed)

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    See markteacher's response, but in addition, the second sentence with "educate" would suggest that she is the teacher and you are directing her occupation, which I don't think is what you intend to mean.
    Yes. And while one may be an "educator," I don't think I've ever read that someone "educates" in the present tense, as in the second sentences.

    Maybe teachers use this as jargon among themselves, but I have not seen such a thing.

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