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    Word order

    Hello,
    please, can you help me understand the difference in word order in these two sentences:
    We have to inform you that the local authorities have had closed this area.
    We have to inform you that the local authorities have had this area closed.

    Is there any grammatical rule for this?
    Thank you,
    Martina


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    Re: Word order

    Quote Originally Posted by Mmartina View Post
    We have to inform you that the local authorities have had closed this area.
    We have to inform you that the local authorities have had this area closed.

    Is there any grammatical rule for this?
    Yes.The first sentence is not English.

    In the second sentence, the underlined words are the present perfect of causative HAVE. The local authorities have caused this area to be closed.

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