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    "the Saudi Arabian government had the tomb destroyed"

    "Today, it is not however possible to see that interesting place since the Saudi Arabian government had the tomb destroyed for the reason that it would instigate perversions in the religion."

    The rest of text:Jeddah city, Saudi Arabia

    "the Saudi Arabian government had the tomb destroyed"
    What do we call this kind of structure?

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    Re: "the Saudi Arabian government had the tomb destroyed"

    NOT A TEACHER

    It is a causative, I believe.

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    Re: "the Saudi Arabian government had the tomb destroyed"

    Quote Originally Posted by tom3m View Post
    NOT A TEACHER

    It is a causative, I believe.
    Now it does make sense!



    Note:
    This form is similar in meaning to the passive.

    This is the sense of causative verbs. Intermediate to advanced level English learners should study the causative verb as an alternative to the passive voice.

    Source: Causative Verbs

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