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    I have 10 minutes left.

    Here is a question which is bothering me nowadays.

    1) I have 10 minutes left.

    Here in this sentence, "left" modifies 10 minutes like an adjective and "that is" is omitted, right?

    2) I have so much fun planned.

    Here in this sentence, also "planned" modifies "so much fun" behind like an adjective and we can say "that is" is omitted, so left and planned function the same, right?

    I really really hope to hear from you again. Although I already asked this question on a different forum, I would like to hear your opinions.

    Thank you so much as always.

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    Re: I have 10 minutes left.

    I would agree with your analysis of the first sentence.

    I have 10 minutes (which is) left.
    The post-modifier, left, represents a reduced relative clause.

    I have so much fun planned.
    In the second sentence, the verb, have, is used as a causative verb.

    The sentence would mean 'I cause so much fun to be planned.'

    I have my hair cut.
    'have' here is also a causative verb.

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    Re: I have 10 minutes left.

    For it to be causative you would have to posit a highly unlikely system of management (perhaps using PRINCE2). In the case under discussion, the person speaking has done the planning.

    b

    PS If you're giving clear guidance on grammar - in this case mistakenly - please say that you're not a teacher.

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    Re: I have 10 minutes left.

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post

    PS If you're giving clear guidance on grammar - in this case mistakenly - please say that you're not a teacher.
    This is not the first time you've been asked to do that, driftwood.

    Extract from the forum's Posting Guidelines:

    You are welcome to answer questions posted in the Ask a Teacher forum as long as your suggestions, help, and advice reflect a good understanding of the English language. If you are not a teacher, you will need to state that clearly at the top of your post.

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    Re: I have 10 minutes left.

    Thank you all and then do you teachers agree that "planned" modifies "so much fun" behind like an adjective and we can say "that is" is omitted, so left and planned function the same. ?

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