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I am wondering if the "have each teacher sign" should be put as "have each teacher signed"?
This is the sentence quoted from <Twilight>:
She went through my classes for me, highlighting the best route to each on the map, and gave me a slip to have each teacher sign, which I was to bring back at the end of the day.
Thanks a lot
I must have each teacher sign my book.
I must have my slip signed by each teacher.
Because I usually heard people say "I am gonna have my hair cut", and my teacher (A Chinese) told me "have something done" is a set phrase. May I have your opinion about this question? Why do you think it should remain unchanged?Why do you think that perhaps it should be "signed"?
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I have someone do something - Active sense = I cause (in some way) them to do it.
So: I have each teacher sign the slip. I ensure a situation in which each teacher signs (active) the slip.
I have something done by someone - Passive sense = I cause (in some way) something to be done.
So: I have the slip signed by each teacher. I ensure a situation in which the slip is signed (passive) by each teacher.
[As the infinitive form of the verb has the same appearance as the past participle with CUT, the active and passive constructions appear to be similar:
I have the barber cut (bare infinitive) my hair. - active sense
I have my hair cut (past participle) by the barber. - passive sense.]
Sorry if I caused any confusion earlier by using 'book' instead of 'slip' in one example.
[QUOTE=Silverobama;693003]Because I usually heard people say "I am gonna have my hair cut", and my teacher (A Chinese) told me "have something done" is a set phrase. May I have your opinion about this question? Why do you think it should remain unchanged?
<FONT color=blue>1) fivejedjon
Something very strange happened here! :(
Last edited by 2006; 24-Dec-2010 at 00:56.
You could say 'have them signed, as Silverobama wanted to, if there were several slips of paper. But in this case I agree that 'have them sign' means 'get them to sign'.