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    Can anyone help me know what structure is used in the following answer?Thank you!

    "Ken is sick and can't go to NewYork"
    "Have John go instead"
    I don't know when we can use the second sentence'structure and the rules of using it.
    Is there any short form similar to this?


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    Re: Can anyone help me know what structure is used in the following answer?Thank you!

    have

    to tell or arrange for sb to do sth for you: [vn inf] He had the bouncers throw them out of the club. (informal) Iíll have you know (= Iím telling you) Iím a black belt in judo. [vn + adv. / prep.] Sheís always having the builders in to do something or other.

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    Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

    have

    to cause, tell, or ask (someone) to do something
    ▪ Have her call me [=tell her to call me on the telephone] when she gets back.
    ▪ Have my assistant schedule another appointment for you.
    ▪ You should have someone check that out for you.
    ▪ She's having the children stay with us for the weekend. [=the children are staying with us for the weekend because she wants them to]
    ▪ He had the barber cut his hair short. [=he got the barber to cut his hair short] ▪ What would you have me do? [=what do you want me to do?]
    ▪ They would have us believe [=they want/expect us to believe] that all these problems can be fixed by raising taxes.

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