Our client gives us money in advance and expects four to five times of business against the given money.

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(These posts make me think I should get paid more. 😊)

I have it on good authority that we're all getting tenfold raises soon.

So that's a whopping....let me do the math...multiply.... carry the zeros....add all the zeros from column one - looks like uh, zero.
 

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How about the sentences?
Your original sentences don't make sense. That seems to be the answer you're looking for.
 

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If you are making somebody do something you are forcing them to do it.
I will have them do it(I will force).

I will have them to do it(I will request).

Am I correct?
 

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1. I will have them do it. space here (I will force them.)

2.
I will have them to do it. space here (I will request that they do it).

Am I correct? No.
Sentence 1 is grammatically correct but it doesn't necessarily mean "force".
Sentence 2 is incorrect because "have them to do it", whilst it's possible in a different context, it doesn't work the way you want it to.
 

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Sentence 1 is grammatically correct but it doesn't necessarily mean "force".
Sentence 2 is incorrect because "have them to do it", whilst it's possible in a different context, it doesn't work the way you want it to.
So we can't say "I will have someone to do something". Am I correct? Is it the only sentence where we need not to use "have someone to do something"?

We just need to say "I will have them do it". Is it correct?
 

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So we can't say "I will have someone to do something". Am I correct? Is it the only sentence where we should not use "have someone to do something"?

We just need to say "I will have them do it". Is it correct?
The sentence " I'll have Bob do it" (for example) is perfectly fine. (Did anybody say it isn't?)
 

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Yes, it's wrong to say "I will have them to do it".
 

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no way..

not a teacher. (added by moderator Rover)
 
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Hello @johnwish and welcome to the forum. I've let your post stand for now although "no way" followed by two full stops is wrong and should read "No way." Such small details matter in this forum. Please be more careful in future.
 

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Also, johnwish, please read this extract from the forum rules:

You are welcome to answer questions posted in the Ask a Teacher forum as long as your suggestions, help, and advice reflect a good understanding of the English language. If you are not a teacher, you will need to state that clearly in your posts.
 
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