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    have the house cleaned

    I'll have the house cleaned by the time you get home.

    Does this sentence mean 'I'll arrange for the house to have been cleaned by the time you get home' or anything?

    Another question: In the sentence 'I can't have you say/ saying such things again', do both 'say' and 'saying' sound fine? Is there any difference?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: have the house cleaned

    In the first question, your suspicion was right.
    In the second, I think it can be used in both ways with a little change in meaning, but in the same context would be the same.

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