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    have been (again)

    I found some sentences in grammar book " My car will have been repaired

    by today.",and "He used to have his teeth examined.".

    Is it correct to use have in this case, and why ?

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    Re: have been (again)

    Quote Originally Posted by suthipong worasarn View Post
    I found some sentences in grammar book " My car will have been repaired

    by today.",and "He used to have his teeth examined.".

    Is it correct to use have in this case, and why ?
    This is a comment from a non-native speaker of English.

    have in "My car will have been repaired" is an auxiliary verb which makes "present perfect" aspect accompaning past participle, and what is repaired is "My car"; while have in "He used to have his teeth examined." is a verb and in this structure, What is examined is "his teeth", and not "He". The two sentences you point out as an example have completely different structures.

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    Re: have been (again)

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    Quote Originally Posted by suthipong worasarn View Post
    I found some sentences in grammar book " My car will have been repaired

    by today.",and "He used to have his teeth examined.".

    Is it correct to use have in this case, and why ?
    "will have been repaired" I see as the future perfect. (The passive voice)
    "have" here I see as the second auxiliary.
    The idea could be that the car will have been repaired by the time I, the owner, get the garage today.
    Anyway I'd rather say
    My car should have been repaired by today.(The perfect conditional. The passive voice.)

    "used to" a way of expressing a regularly repeated action in the past. (The action is finished)
    "have" here I see as the main verb.


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