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    have it paint or painted

    Hey. Which of the following sounds more correct in modern English?

    1. I rather have it painted.
    2. I rather have it paint.

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    Re: have it paint or painted

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    Hey. Which of the following sounds more correct in modern English?

    1. I rather have it painted.
    2. I rather have it paint.
    They are both wrong. You could say "I would rather have it painted".

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    Re: have it paint or painted

    Don't we use RATHER as an adverb of degree similar to quite or fairly here?

    Ex: I rather think we're going to lose.

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    Re: have it paint or painted

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    Don't we use RATHER as an adverb of degree similar to quite or fairly here?

    Ex: I rather think we're going to lose.
    It is used correctly in that example. It is not correct in the previous example.

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