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  1. Junior Member
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    #1

    having a building put up

    To "put up" means building, if a person is building a house with the help of masons and property developers, will it be correct to say "The man is having the building put up". Have sth done ​also means to get it done by other person and not yourself.

  2. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    #2

    Re: having a building put up

    I wouldn't use put up for a building.

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    #3

    Re: having a building put up

    OK, If I re frame it this way - "The man is having the building built." Is it grammatical ?

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    #4

    Re: having a building put up

    Yes, and you could use something like constructed to avoid the repetition.

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    #5

    Re: having a building put up

    "Reframe" is a single word. There should be no space in it.

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    #6

    Re: having a building put up

    Try:

    The man is having his new house built (from the ground up).


    --lotus

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