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    Meaning...

    1. It has got everyone too scared to talk

    2. It has everyone too scared to talk


    Their meanings are the same? And "Scared" is adjactive???

    You'd better explain all of them(meanings).

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    There's little difference between the two. If anything, as a British English speaker, I think the first could imply more of a change- an event that has produced this result, not a general state of affairs, but they could also be used interchangeably.

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    So first clause means that "It has scared everyone to talk" ???

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    Help please...

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    I agree with tdol. "got" is optional. And, yes, "scared" is an adjective, "too" is an adverb.

    EX: It has (got) everyone too scared to talk.
    => Something has caused everyone to be scared and as a result of that they are afraid to talk.

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    So is it causative verb???

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    And why don't i find the meaning of it in dictionaries??? Everywhere is the same: It is only a possession verb....

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    Try Dictionary.com.

    8a.To cause to do something, as by persuasion or compulsion: had my assistant run the errand.

    8b. To cause to be in a specified place or state: had the guests in the dining room; had/[has got] everyone fascinated.

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    Thanks a lot.

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    You're welcome.

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