Should I say "have" or "get" involved? Hi, there I would like to know if I can ise "get someone involved" or "have someone involved" in something? Like this sentence: "The project was meant to get more people involved in politics" or "The project was meant to have more people involved in politics" Which one? If any?
May 21, 2016 3:03 AM
Answers · 4
'Have' doesn't work here, only 'get.'
May 21, 2016
I think that only 'get' works here.
May 21, 2016
Have is a little tricky. It is mainly a past tense word but in some circumstances, it can be a present tense word. As per this example: "We have to get him!" or "It's important that we have these important resources to stay." Referring to your examples, the first one is more like something recently had happened. an example of that would be: "The Student President Project was cancelled Tuesday night, the project was meant to get people into politics." Get is mainly a present tense word with again, some exceptions. Have in your example is past tense. An example of that would be: "The Space Shuttle Endeavor shuttle, also known as OV-105; was retired September 21st, 2012. The shuttle was mainly meant to have OV-105 bring materials and parts to the International Space Shuttle docking station." You can use both and both are good examples! I hope this explanation helped! ^-^
May 21, 2016
Both are OK, dude.
May 21, 2016
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