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Causatives

Why do people go to see a dentist? .

To repair or check their teeth? .

No. . People go to a dentist to have or get their teeth checked or repaired by a dentist.

When we do not perform an action ourselves but instead cause the action to be performed by another person. we describe the fact with a 'causative' construction. .

The pattern:  have + Direct Obj. + V3 or  get + Direct Obj. + V3 .

) .)  I had my car repaired after the accident.Examples:  I'm having my house painted.  (I paid another person to repair my car.  (I paid another person to paint my house.

 (I will pay the hairdresser to cut my hair.)  I'm getting my hair cut tomorrow.Examples:  I got my hair cut yesterday.  (I paid the hairdresser to cut my hair.) .

Identifying the agent of an action Similar to the Passive voice. it is not necessary to identify the agent of an action Note: The agent is the person or thing that performs the action .

We can identify the agent in two ways: 1. Note: the agent is usually a noun . I'm having my house built by Barrett Homes. Passive: 'have' + direct object + V3 + 'by' + agent (N)   I had my hair cut by Pauline.

Agent and Object  as a direct object noun or pronoun . Active 'have' + agent + verb infinitive + object Note: 1.2.

'to' is added to the infinitive. . and in this case. the causative verb ‘get' often replaces ‘have‘.In spoken English.

Examples: The teacher had his students write an essay.  The teacher got his students to write an essay.  I got him to do it.  I had him do it.  .

1.) He will apologize to you (I.) He admitted that he was wrong...)  His father had him go to the hairdresser's.Build causatives sentences: Example: He went to the hairdresser‘s (His father.. 2.. He stayed in bed.) .. (The nurse... (We.. 3.

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