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HAVE STH DONE (or causative form)

Se usa have + object + past participle (3ª columna) para decir que alguien ha hecho
algo por nosotros. El past participle tiene un significado pasivo (passive meaning).

I had my shirt cleaned at the dry cleaner's. (I didn't clean it myself).


I had my car washed ( I had washed my car or I whased my car)

Las preguntas y negaciones del verbo have se forman con do/does (present simple)
o did (past simple) y haven’t/hasn’t, respecrtivamente.

Did you have the photographs developed yesterday? (I didin’t develop the
photographs myself)

“Have something done” se utiliza también para hablar sobre una experiencia
desagradable que alguien tuvo.

Last night Marcos had his mobiole phone stolen (his mobile phone was stolen)

Se puede usar el verbo “get” en lugar de “have” en una conversación informal.

I'm going to get a new lock fitted on the front door. (She didn't clean it herself).

Nota: El orden de las palabras es muy importante. Tony had his car repaired y Tony
had repaired his car tienen significados diferentes. En la primera Tony quedó con
alguien para que este reparase el coche mientras que en la segunda el mismo Tony
reparó el coche.

Regular active form Causative form


Present Simple She washes the windows. She has the windows
washed.
Present Continuous She is washing the She is having the
windows. windows washed
Present Perfect She has washed the She has had the windows
windows. washed
Present Perfect She has been washing She has been having the
Continuous the windows. windows washed.

Past Simple She washed the windows. She had the windows
washed.
Past Continuous She was washed the She was having the
windows. windows washed.
Past Perfect She had washed the She had had the washed.
windows.
Past Perfect Continuous She had been washing She had been having the
the windows. windows washed.
Future Simple She will wash the She will have the
windows. windows washed.
Future Contiuous She will be washing the She will be having the
windows. windows washed.

Infinitive She should wash the She should have the


windows. windows washed.
-ing form It's worth washing the It's worth having the
windows.   windows washed.