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    have / get

    I'd like to know the difference between "1" and "2".

    1. I will have him help me.
    2. I will get him to help me.

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    Re: have / get

    The following explanation is based on information taken from the site
    Have someone do something
    This construction means "to give someone the responsibility to do something."

    1. I will have him help me.

    Get someone to do something
    This construction usually means "to convince to do something" or "to trick someone into doing something."

    2. I will get him to help me.

    Sometimes "get someone to do something" is interchangeable with "have someone do something," but these expressions do not mean exactly the same thing. Examples are here.

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