personification?

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jiang

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Dear teachers,

Please read the following sentence:

A lot of students hate to buy a required text that the professor has written only to have his lectures repeat it.

I know we can say ' to have somebody do something'. In this sentence it is to have something do something. My question is: Is this personification?

I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Thank you in advance.

Jiang
 

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I wouldn't say so. I also wouldn't classify this as exactly the same as the standard causative. It's more like 'only to find that his lectures repeat it' ;-)
 

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Thank you very much for your explanation.

Jiang

tdol said:
I wouldn't say so. I also wouldn't classify this as exactly the same as the standard causative. It's more like 'only to find that his lectures repeat it' ;-)
 
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