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  1. keannu's Avatar
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    #1

    having them available

    Is this "having" used as a causative verb like "I had him go" or a possesive meaning of "owning"?

    192)...The pleasure of buying books lies not so much in reading them as in having them available...

  2. MikeNewYork's Avatar
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    #2

    Re: having them available

    I don't see this as "causative". It is more in the area of ownership/possession.

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