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    Please have read

    Is this sentence correct grammatically?
    Please have read Chapter 2 before Wednesday,


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    Re: Please have read

    Hi,
    No, it's not.
    Please read...
    Cheers

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    Re: Please have read

    While 'please read' sounds more natural, I would say that 'please have read' or 'please have chapter 2 read' are not ungrammatical.


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    Stunned.

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    Stunned.
    I was a little stunned also. I don't think you'll hear that often in the US.


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    Re: Please have read

    Phrase it "Please have Chapter 2 read by..." and it sounds fine.


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    Re: Please have read

    Sure, if there's an object after have it's quite different, but without it...

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    Re: Please have read

    Interesting. How would you parse it, Tdol? As an ellipsis:

    1. Have (it) read by Monday.

    Or as a perfect imperative:

    2. Have-read this by Monday.

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    Re: Please have read

    Imagine a weary teacher whose class often fail to complete their work:
    Please have read it by Monday. (perfect imperative to try to get the little blighters to bother- emphasis on completion)

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    Re: Please have read

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Imagine a weary teacher whose class often fail to complete their work:
    Please have read it by Monday. (perfect imperative to try to get the little blighters to bother- emphasis on completion)
    But why not present tense?

    Please read it by Monday.

    Simpler and it says the same thing.

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