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    Hi,
    Is the phrase "I will have you know that" incorrect?

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    Default Re: Have + subject + bare infinitive structure?

    Is the phrase "I will have you know that" incorrect? Can’t really say. Please provide context.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddhaheart View Post
    Is the phrase "I will have you know that" incorrect? Can’t really say. Please provide context.
    Thanks a lot for the response, Buddhaheart.

    Here I go:

    I will have you know that I know for a fact that you and I can never get along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asad hussain View Post
    Thanks a lot for the response, Buddhaheart.

    Here I go:

    I will have you know that I know for a fact that you and I can never get along.
    I can’t say I see anything wrong with the use of ‘have you know’ in this sentence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asad hussain View Post
    Hi,
    Is the phrase "I will have you know that" incorrect?
    It's causative, something like the explanation that I am about to give you will make you think otherwise. It's often used to correct someone's erroneous assumptions. For example, Coworker1: You called in sick yesterday, huh? Did you have an enjoyable "paid" day-off? Coworker2: I will have you know that it wasn't "enjoyable", that I was indeed home in bed with a fever.

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