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    #1

    have done/get done

    Can one use:
    1-Have done the job by midnight.
    instead of:
    Have the job done by midnight.

    Can one use:
    2-Get done the job by midnight.

    instead of:
    Get the job done by midnight.

    I think 2 is almost passable, but 1 is incorrect.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    #2

    Re: have done/get done

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Can one use:
    1-Have done the job by midnight.
    instead of:
    Have the job done by midnight.

    Can one use:
    2-Get done the job by midnight.

    instead of:
    Get the job done by midnight.

    I think 2 is almost passable[], but 1 is incorrect.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.
    No - 1 is fine.

    b

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    #3

    Re: have done/get done

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Can one use:

    1-Have done the job by midnight. No.
    Have the job done by midnight. Yes.

    2-Get done the job by midnight. No.
    Get the job done by midnight. Yes.

    I think 2 is almost passable, but 1 is incorrect.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.
    All four follow the rules of grammar, but two are normal conversational English and two sound like Yoda: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ4yd2W50No

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    #4

    Re: have done/get done

    I would only accept 'Have/Get the job done by midnight.'

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