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    Post Different use of Well

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    "well" is the adverb form of "good"....but again well can be used as adjective...how can i differentiate the use???

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    A. I have the car move itself in the morning.
    B. I have the car moved itself in the morning.

    Which one is correct??

    after "causative have" if the doer is subject we should use the base form of verb...and if receiver is subject we should use past participle. But here, the car is both doer and receiver....but in the 2nd sentence it should have been "by itself"... right???


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    Re: Different use of Well

    Not a teacher

    Consider this:

    'Well' is usually an adverb. For example, 'he did the work well'.

    However, it can be an adjective when it means 'in good health'. For example, 'is your mother well?'


    In the phrase "well known", the word well is an adverb as it qualifies or adds to the meaning of the word Known.

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    Re: Different use of Well

    I think you mean "My car moved by itself this morning." or "I found my car had moved by itself this morning."

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    Re: Different use of Well

    i want to be clear about use of "causative have" here....as here "My car" is both doer and receiver...which form of the verb should be used???

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    Re: Different use of Well

    Quote Originally Posted by Taisir Mahmud View Post
    i want to be clear about use of "causative have" here....as here "My car" is both doer and receiver...which form of the verb should be used???
    We have a causative 'have' in:
    I had the mechanic repair the car.
    I had the car repaired.


    In Soothing Dave's My car moved by itself this morning and I found my car had moved by itself this morning, there is no causative verb.

    If your car moved by itself, then there cannot be a causative verb, because no person or thing caused it to move.

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    Re: Different use of Well

    Ponder over these:

    I've had my car repaired.
    I have my garden-lawn cut regularly
    I'm having a new sauna built.
    I will have my dog trained.

    Now you can conclude.

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    Re: Different use of Well

    now i am clear...thank you very much....

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