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ragan

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Jane gave Peter a detailed description/explanation for a new cooking recipe.

Are my following sentences correct?
a. Peter had himself all explained by Jane.
b. Peter had himself the complete cooking recipe explained by Jane.

In terms of a new cooking recipe Peter had himself all explained by Jane.
Peter had himself the complete cooking recipe explained by Jane.
 
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Jane gave Peter a detailed description/explanation [STRIKE]for[/STRIKE] of a new cooking recipe.
See above.

Are my following sentences correct?
a. Peter had himself all explained by Jane.
b. Peter had himself the complete cooking recipe explained by Jane.

In terms of a new cooking recipe Peter had himself all explained by Jane.
Peter had himself the complete cooking recipe explained by Jane.
No, they don't work.
 

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Thanks for your answer.
But my next question of course is, how do my sentences work? I need help and correction here.
 

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Remove "himself" from "b", and it becomes possible.
 

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@teechar I think I have to remove "himself" from all sentences.

Please my dear forum members, have a second look at all of my sentences.

a. Peter had all explained by Jane.
b. Peter had the complete cooking recipe explained by Jane.
c. In terms of a new cooking recipe Peter had all explained by Jane.
d. Peter had the complete cooking recipe explained by Jane.
 

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@teechar I think I have to remove "himself" from all my sentences.
Yes, but the meanings of "a" and "b" would not necessarily be the same.

In terms of a new cooking recipe, Peter had all explained by Jane.
That's unusual but possible. Consider using "the" instead of "a" in that sentence.
 

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[STRIKE]@[/STRIKE] Unnecessary; this isn't Twitter.

Teechar​, I think I have to remove "himself" from all my sentences.

Please [STRIKE]my dear forum members,[/STRIKE] have a second look at all of my sentences.

a. Peter had it all explained by Jane.
b. Peter had the complete cooking recipe explained by Jane. :tick:
c. In terms of a new cooking recipe, Peter had it all explained by Jane.
d. Peter had the complete cooking recipe explained by Jane. :tick:

See above.
 

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You need to use "a" and "b" in the context you gave, ragan ー the pronoun "it" refers to the cooking recipe.
:)
 
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