S + CV + Agent + Verb + Object
ex/ I had the barber cut my hair.
Get + to verb
S + Causative Verb + Obj + V (PP)
ex/ I had my hair cut
I had my homework done for me
I got my car fixed
– Sam made her boyfriend cut his hair.
– Cal let his friend borrow his car.
– Jane got her sister to sew her a dress.
– You should have the school call the boy’s parents
– Bill had his house painted.
– I get my groceries delivered.
- Matthew was having difficulty with his English homework, so his mother had Linda, Matthew’s older sister, _______ him with some of his assignments.
- to do
- to help
His mother had his sister help him with his assignments.
- As technology advances and calculations become more complex, humans need to get computers __________ for them.
- to do
- to think
Humans get computers to think for them (humans).
- To celebrate the holiday, the teacher had each of his students __________ a traditional dish at home and bring it to class to share at the party.
- to cook
‘Cook’ would be okay here (however, it’s not a choice). “The teacher had the students prepare a dish….”
- Your car is a mess. If you want, I can recommend a great place where you can have it _________ inside and out, and it’s not too expensive.
- to clean
…get it (the car) cleaned (passive voice).
- After many hours of questioning, the detectives finally ________ the suspect tell them where the body was hidden.
- to make
- Clark: What are you going to wear to the wedding?
Lois: I bought a gorgeous black dress and new shoes, and I’m getting my hair _________ at Silvio’s place.
- to cut
- to do
- Tomorrow I have to attend a conference, so please be advised that I will let you ______ a little early. If you are getting a ride from someone, please make the adjustments you need.
- to leave
- to go
- What a cute puppy! Can you get it ________ any tricks yet?
- to do
- Miley: How did you get this phone number?
Bob: I __________ my friend hack your computer. I hope you don’t mind.
‘Let’ is grammatically correct, but doesn’t have much meaning here. ‘Make’ is in the present tense, while the sentence is in the past tense. “Got + to + hack” would be correct.
“Don’t make me make you say it!”
Who will say “it”?
Paraphrase: Don’t put me in a situation where I have to force you to say it.