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    will + have + ing

    dear teacher

    please could you explain to me the following sentence:

    you will have me looking for you

    does this mean i will make someone looking for me even if he/she doesnt want to?

    thank you for your help!

    Anita Farkas

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    Re: will + have + ing

    Quote Originally Posted by Anita Farkas View Post
    Dear teacher,

    Please could you explain to me the following sentence:

    You will have me looking for you.

    Does this mean I will make someone look for me even if he/she doesnt want to?
    Something like that, yes, but a little different. It means, the person's actions will have me / cause me to / make me look for them.

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    Re: will + have + ing

    Other consequences (not just -ing forms as in this example) follow a similar pattern: "you will have hell to pay", "you will have the shareholders up in arms', "you will have a bumpy ride", "you will have a hard job convincing them"...

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