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    I have a service man repair my car.
    Is it correct to say?

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    Yes, it's correct. Note that the structure is slightly different if the verb 'get' is used:

    I got a service man to repair my car.

    PS- I'm not too sure about the term 'service man'. In British English, we'd probably say 'mechanic'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bestakme
    I have a service man repair my car.
    Is it correct to say?
    I agree with TDOL. This sentence would be correct in AE, but we would also probably use mechanic more often. We also have our cars serviced in AE.

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    We could say:
    I had my car serviced
    I had the garage service my car

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