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    have + O + Ving

    Dad has me ___ his dog. (A) walking (B) walks (C) to walk (D) walk

    The answer to the above question is option D. Is option A also acceptable?
    I need native speakers' help.

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    Re: have + O + Ving

    If you are actually walking the dog at the time of speaking, then yes.

    John (by phone): Hi Sarah. What are you doing?
    Sarah: My dad has me walking the dog. I don't mind. It's a lovely day.

    Note that in BrE we don't use "to have someone do something" very often. I associate it with AmE. In BrE, Sarah's answer would be "My dad's making me walk his dog" or "My dad's got me walking the dog".

    In your original example, "Dad has me walk the dog" sounds like a habitual action rather than a specific event.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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