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    #1

    Why are they spending money for having him to report on this?

    Hello,

    I would be really greatful if someone could help me understand the structure of the following sentence:

    Why are they spending money for having him to report on this?

    Q1: Is 'having' a gerund?
    Q2: If it is a reduced clause, could you please put it back to unreduced form?

    Thank you for your consideration.

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    #2

    Re: Why are they spending money for having him to report on this?

    The sentence was written by someone with an incomplete command of English. The writer probably means to ask Why are they spending money to have him report on this?
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    #3

    Re: Why are they spending money for having him to report on this?

    What if we remove 'for' and change the sentence to 'why are they wasting money having him report on this', Could we unreduce this?

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    #4

    Re: Why are they spending money for having him to report on this?

    That's a correct sentence. I'll have to defer to someone who knows what "unreduce" means for an answer to your question though.
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    #5

    Re: Why are they spending money for having him to report on this?

    What is the difference?

    Why are they spending money having him report on this?
    Vs
    Why are they spending money to have him report on this?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Why are they spending money for having him to report on this?

    There is no difference.
    I am not a teacher.

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