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    #1

    Dear native teachers..

    Dear native teachers,
    How's everything going..
    I have a question about have or get something done. (active) not (passive)

    >> Do you know where I can have someone fix my bike? ((or))

    >> Do you know where I can have someone to fix my bike?

    Which one is correct??? (infinitive or preposition)? or both are ok..
    Why??

    Thanks a lot

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    #2

    Re: Dear native teachers..

    Quote Originally Posted by AdeExpress View Post
    Dear native teachers,
    How's everything going..
    I have a question about have or get something done. (active) not (passive)

    >> Do you know where I can have someone fix my bike? ((or)) Fine, but I think this is more common in AmE.

    >> Do you know where I can have someone to fix my bike? No. BUT - Do you know where I can get someone to fix my bike? is fine, especially in BrE.

    Which one is correct??? (infinitive or preposition)? or both are ok..
    Why??

    Thanks a lot

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    See above.

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    #3

    Re: Dear native teachers..

    One more:
    Do you know where I can find someone who can fix my bike?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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