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    'he had his car stolen' is used in an idiomatic way for negative events.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    'Got' is very common in BE.
    When I was taught English at school, in Scotland, we were told that 'got' was really bad English. I seem to remember it was our most popular verb at the time. Now, I think it's best avoided in formal language.

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    Reduced, but not replaced artificially.

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    He had his car stolen. hi i am from colombia and i want to know what is the meaning of this phrase

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexis
    He had his car stolen. hi i am from colombia and i want to know what is the meaning of this phrase
    "He had his car stolen" simply means his car was stolen. (Taken literally, it might be interpreted to mean he had somebody steal his car.)

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