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    get/have

    Hello,

    I got my daughter educated in best schools.
    I had my daughter educated in best schools.

    I would like to ask if there is any difference between using 'get' and 'have' in these sententes.

    Thanks.

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    Re: get/have

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Hello,

    I got my daughter educated in the best schools.
    I had my daughter educated in the best schools.

    I would like to ask if there is any difference between using 'get' and 'have' in these sententes.

    Thanks.
    There is no difference in meaning.

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    Re: get/have

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Hello,

    I got my daughter educated in best schools.
    I had my daughter educated in best schools.

    I would like to ask if there is any difference between using 'get' and 'have' in these sententes.

    Thanks.
    In that example, I think you would hear "had" more often in AmE and regardless of correctness, it would seem more proper.

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    Re: get/have

    'Got' is a greatly overused word. I advise you to take every possible opportunity to use an alternative.

    I agree with Bill — 'had' is more elegant in this sentence.

    Rover

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    Re: get/have

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    'Got' is a greatly overused word. I advise you to take every possible opportunity to use an alternative.

    I agree with Bill — 'had' is more elegant in this sentence.

    Rover
    I agree. I would use "had".

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