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"I'm just taking it to get rewired." no object? A: "What are you doing with the lamp?" B: "I'm just taking it to get rewired." I feel like the second sentence's missing sth and there should be an object, it(the lamp), between get and rewired, like "I'm taking it to get *it* rewired." Are the original sentence and the one with extra *it* both okay or is it incorrect with *it* thus I should not put it in the sentence?
Nov 5, 2019 6:26 AM
Answers · 6
They are both correct but the first example sounds better to a native. No idea why lol. You could also use the second one and be understood no problem
November 5, 2019
I have a lamp to repair. I have a lamp to be repaired. So..one is active and the other is passive. both of these are okay?
November 6, 2019
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November 5, 2019
Here, the infinitive is an object complement which adds information about the object. I have work. I have work to do. I have a broken lamp. I have a lamp to repair. I have a lamp to be repaired. (or - I have a lamp to get repaired.) I am taking it to be repaired (at the repair shop). (or - ... to get repaired.) I am taking it (to the repair shop) to be repaired. (or - ... to get repaired.)
November 5, 2019
How many objects do you want? There is one "it" already, it's the object.
November 5, 2019
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