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    have an inspector and two officers waiting

    "Once in the cellar, the thieves have but one way to escape." whispered Holmes. "Back through the house. I hope that you have done what I asked you, Mr.Jones?"
    "I have an inspector and two officers waiting at the front door."
    "I shall stand behind this box. When I flash a light upon them, close in swiftly" Holmes said...

    Is this "have" a causative verb like "let" or the meaning of "possess"?

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    Re: have an inspector and two officers waiting

    You could argue for either, but I don't think it's necessary.

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