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Hasib Rahman (হাসিব)
Have someone do something vs Have someone doing something What's the difference between "have someone do something" and "have someone doing something"? Please provide some example sentences 😇
Aug 21, 2020 4:30 PM
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Hi, 'to have someone do / doing something' is quite informal, but the difference is comparable to the difference between simple and continuous. - 'If you don't want to teach the children, just have them make a poster for an hour' (speaking generally, or a suggestion) - 'He doesn't want to teach the childen today, so he has them making posters' (right now) - 'When I went round, he had his kids working in the shop' (at the time that I was there). It's a very informal structure though and I wouldn't say it's so common. I hope that helps, I hope that helps.
August 21, 2020
The grammatical correct way of saying it is : Have someone do something.
August 21, 2020
The grammatical correct way of saying it is : Have someone do something
August 21, 2020
Hasib Rahman (হাসিব)
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