English Grammar: Causative Verbs

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We use the causative when we do not carry out an action ourselves, but are responsible for the action being performed.

Eg: She had her car serviced last week - (She didn't service the car herself, but the car was serviced because of her; she took it to a garage and asked them to do it.)

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Auxiliary Verb; Copula Verb; Ditransitive Verb; Dynamic Verb; Finite Verb; Inchoative Verb; Intransitive Verb; Irregular Verb; Modal Verb; Non-finite Verb; Performative Verb; Phrasal Verb; Regular Verb; Stative Verb; Transitive Verb; Verb Group; Verb Phrase

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Verbs and Tenses

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