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<1> Is "had" the causative verb or the verb meaning 'possession' in the following sentence ?
*The fact that I had four plays running at once brought me great notoriety.*
<2>I think that 'plays' is the object of the verb 'had' and 'running' is the object complement.
If 'had' is the causative verb, is it possible for the verb to take -ing form of the verb as the object complement?
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Last edited by planet; 21-Jul-2009 at 08:09.
Causative would be I had <someone> running (all) four plays at once (for me).