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  1. wotcha22
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    I had him talk/talking.

    1. I had him talk.

    2. I had him talking.


    This is a question related to my last post.

    Now I wonder how the underlying meaning differs between two sentences.

    Thanks teachers.

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    Re: I had him talk/talking.

    They are both possible and they mean that you made him talk or you caused him to talk somehow. I find them both a little unnatural as standalone sentences. In BrE, we don't use "to have someone do something" very much - it's used more in AmE, I believe.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I had him talk/talking.

    I am not a teacher.

    I agree. We'd probably say, 'I got him to talk' or 'I got him talking'.

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