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    Dear teachers,

    I think in the following sentence 'SMOKE' is better than smoking. So could you please kindly explain if I could replace SMOKING in the sentence with SMOKE? If I can't could you please explain why?

    I won't have anyone smoking in this office as long as I'm the boss here.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Re: have somebody do and doing

    Hi Jiang
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    In my opinion, to indicate that you won't allow people to do something, you need to use smoking.
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    Replacing it with smoke makes it sound like the "more usual" causative use of have (i.e. to ask someone else to do something)
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    Re: have somebody do and doing


    Dear Philly,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by Philly View Post
    Hi Jiang
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    In my opinion, to indicate that you won't allow people to do something, you need to use smoking.
    .
    Replacing it with smoke makes it sound like the "more usual" causative use of have (i.e. to ask someone else to do something)
    .

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