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    Causative

    Can somebody explain to me "when should I use V1 and when should I use V3" while using causative?
    For example,
    She had him (open/opened) a design house. Why is this "open"?
    In addition, I saw some examples of 'have+something+done(V3)'. What is the difference?

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    Re: Causative

    Quote Originally Posted by Proficiencystudent View Post
    Can somebody explain to me (no quotation marks here) when should I should use V1 and when should I should use V3 (no quotation marks here) while using the causative?

    For example:

    "She had him (open/opened) a design house." Why is does this sentence use "open"?

    In addition, I saw some examples of 'have+something+done space before opening bracket (V3)'. What is the difference? The difference between this and what?

    Thank you.
    Welcome to the forum.

    Please see my corrections above.

    In your first, the bare infinitive follows "to have someone do something".

    I had him wash my dog.
    He had his mother clean his room.
    They had their friend steal a car for them.

    I don't really understand your second question. Can you give us an example sentence including "have + something + done + V3"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Causative

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Welcome to the forum.

    Please see my corrections above.

    In your first, the bare infinitive follows "to have someone do something".

    I had him wash my dog.
    He had his mother clean his room.
    They had their friend steal a car for them.

    I don't really understand your second question. Can you give us an example sentence including "have + something + done + V3"?
    Examples:

    "I had my room cleaned."
    "I had my office repainted."
    "I had my wallet stolen."

    I was asking the difference between 'have + something + V3 ' and 'have + something + V1 '

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