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    #1

    I got an application written

    Hi,

    I got an application written by him. (Correct)
    I got him to write an application. (Correct)
    I got him written an application. (Incorrect)
    Am I right?

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    #2

    Re: I got an application written

    The first two are grammatically acceptable but they don't mean the same thing. The third is wrong.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: I got an application written

    Can you please explain the difference?

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    #4

    Re: I got an application written

    The first one means that you received an application that he had written. The second one means that you persuaded him to write an application. The third one doesn't mean anything.

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    #5

    Re: I got an application written

    Can I use make/have?

    I made him write...
    I had him written...

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    #6

    Re: I got an application written

    I made him write...
    I had him write...

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    #7

    Re: I got an application written

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    The first verb is called a causative verb. The verb that follows is always in its root form.
    Not always. I had/got my car repaired yesterday.

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    #8

    Re: I got an application written

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Not always. I had/got my car repaired yesterday.
    The above does not come under the causative structure i.e. one thing or person causes another thing or person to do something or be something.

    http://www.myenglishpages.com/site_p...ative-verb.php
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: I got an application written

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    The above does not come under the causative structure i.e. one thing or person causes another thing or person to do something or be something.
    If I had my car repaired, I caused someone to repair it. Did you not see the second example under 'have'?

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    Re: I got an application written

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I made him write...
    I had him write...
    Why does the word "write" not changeable?

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