Causatives Examples


Causative construction is used when we set someone else to do something for us.

Elroy had his car washed.
I had my dad carry my backpack.
I had my horse carry the body.
The teacher made me do extra work.
Melisa got her hair cut.
Elizabeth had her nails done.

Subject Exercises:
Causative Exercise 1
Causative Worksheet 2

PDF: Causative Verbs

A. have / get something done
subject + have / get + direct object + verb3


Mr. Chaps got his house painted.
Gary had his ring polished.
He had himself kicked out of school.
I had my tooth extracted yesterday.


B. have / make somebody do OR get somebody to do something
Subject + have / make + somebody + verb (infinitive)
Subject - get + somebody + to verb (infinitive)


I had Luis repair my car.
I made my little brother say sorry.
Fred got his friend to do his homework.
Charlie had the carpenter repair the table.
Dora had her hairdresser cut her hair.


Note:

Make someone do something is stronger than the others and it means forcing someone to do what we ask / want them to do.



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