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    Default Have(See) + Object + Verb(pp, gerund, simple present)

    Hello there,

    I'd really appreciate if someone made the structures below clear to me:

    1. subject + HAVE + object + pp form (e.g. I have my car repaired.)
    2. subject + HAVE + object + gerund form (e.g. I have him changing.)
    3. subject + HAVE + object + simple present form (e.g. I have him change.)


    1. subject + SEE (WATCH) + object + pp form (e.g. I see him walked across the street.)
    2. subject + SEE (WATCH) + object + gerund form (e.g. I see him walking across the street.)
    3. subject + SEE (WATCH) + object + simple present form (e.g. I see him walk across the street.)


    Thanks in advance,
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    Default Re: Have(See) + Object + Verb(pp, gerund, simple present)

    Would someone please answer my questions? I don't think they're obscure.

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    Default Re: Have(See) + Object + Verb(pp, gerund, simple present)

    Quote Originally Posted by shahin_67 View Post
    Would someone please answer my questions? I don't think they're obscure.
    What do you mean by "make the structures clear"?

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    Default Re: Have(See) + Object + Verb(pp, gerund, simple present)

    Hi bhaisahab,

    I mean I don't exactly understand their semantic differences. Let's assume these two sentences: I saw a guy. He was walking across the street. Now I'm going to combine them into one sentence, so which structure should I use? I saw a guy walking|walk|walked across the street. Which one? The same question also holds for HAVE+object+verb. For example. My car is wrecked. A mechanic is repairing it. What should I say: I have my car repaired|repairing|repair? Am I clear enough?

    Thanks in advance,

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    Default Re: Have(See) + Object + Verb(pp, gerund, simple present)

    Quote Originally Posted by shahin_67 View Post
    Am I clear enough?
    I think you need to know that those words come across as rather impolite. They are the words a teacher might use to a young pupil or a parent to a child, if the pupil/child is wilfully misunderstanding what the teacher/parent is saying.
    Let's assume these two sentences: I saw a guy. He was walking across the street. Now I'm going to combine them into one sentence, so which structure should I use? I saw a guy walking|walk|walked across the street. Which one?
    I saw him walk acoss the street. - You saw him cross from one side of the street to the other.
    I saw him walking across the street. - You saw him while he was in the process of crossing the street. You may, or may not, have seen the beginning and/or end of the process.
    I saw him walked across the street. - There are contexts in which this is possible, but only if 'he' is being escorted in some fairly forceful way by one or more other people.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: Have(See) + Object + Verb(pp, gerund, simple present)

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    I think you need to know that those words come across as rather impolite. They are the words a teacher might use to a young pupil or a parent to a child, if the pupil/child is wilfully misunderstanding what the teacher/parent is saying.
    Thanks 5jj for your comment. I didn't have a tiny clue it'd come off as "impolite" and thanks for your explanations on the SEE thing too. Would you please explain those of HAVE. Let's assume my sentences: My car is wrecked. A mechanic is working on it. Now I think we can convey the meaning in two structures:
    1. I have my car repaired. (a mechanic has been working on it | a mechanic has repaired it.)
    2. I have a mechanic repairing my car.

    I read somewhere that in such occasions "have" functions as permission and allowance. Is it correct?

    Thanks in advance,

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