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  1. wotcha22
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    I can't have/get him smoking.

    1. I can't have him smoking.

    2. I can't get him smoking.


    Are the both same in meaning?

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    Re: I can't have/get him smoking.

    "Are the both the same in meaning?"

    They are completely different.

    1 means 'I can't allow him to smoke'.

    2 means 'I can't persuade him to smoke'.

  2. wotcha22
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    Re: I can't have/get him smoking.

    Then, "I can't get him to smoke" is same as "I can't get him smoking in meaning?"

    Last edited by Rover_KE; 01-Sep-2014 at 17:41. Reason: Deleting unnecessary quote.

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    Re: I can't have/get him smoking.

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha22 View Post
    Then, "I can't get him to smoke" is the same as "I can't get him smoking" in meaning?
    Yes.

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    Re: I can't have/get him smoking.

    There's a slight difference to me- I would be more likely to use to smoke if I couldn't persuade him to smoke a single cigarette or take up the habit and smoking only if I failed to persuade him to take up the habit.

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