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    the lord had the gardener(plant) trees(get) shadow

    planted?
    to get?

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    riverkid is offline Banned
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    Re: the lord had the gardener(plant) trees(get) shadow

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    planted?
    to get?
    The lord had the gardener plant trees to get shade. [shadow]

    If I'm following your question right, Unr, you want 'plant', and yes, a 'to' is needed and you probably want the word 'shade' instead of 'shadow'.

    The structure is

    Somebody had somebody do something to get something/to get something done.

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Re: the lord had the gardener(plant) trees(get) shadow

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    planted?
    to get?
    The lord had the gardener plant trees in order to have shade.

    The lord ordered trees to be planted so they could give shade.

    The gardener planted trees for the lord who wanted shade in the garden.

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