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    #11

    Re: Now you have me thinking.

    As I said above, although Now you have me thinking is not incorrect, native speakers would be much more likely to say you've got me thinking. I recommend that you use that version next time.
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    #12

    Re: Now you have me thinking.

    Quote Originally Posted by novice2018 View Post
    Now you have me thinking.
    Is this sentence correct grammatically?

    For what it's worth, we find the same pattern in:

    The comedian had the audience laughing.
    The judge will have him begging for mercy.
    Now you have me freaking out about it.

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    #13

    Re: Now you have me thinking.

    Phaedrus's first two examples in post #12 (showing past and future meaning) show cases where have got is not possible, since have got is only possible to talk about the present.

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    #14

    Re: Now you have me thinking.

    Quote Originally Posted by novice2018 View Post
    But I know when it's right or wrong. And I know I'm right.
    Were you sure of your answer at the time of speaking?

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    #15

    Re: Now you have me thinking.

    He told me to ask this question

    Can causative verbs take gerund for an object complement?

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    #16

    Re: Now you have me thinking.

    Give us an example of what you mean.

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    #17

    Re: Now you have me thinking.

    Quote Originally Posted by novice2018 View Post
    He told me to ask this question

    Can causative verbs take gerunds for an object complements?
    Or:

    Can a causative verb take a gerund for an object complement?
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