In this English lesson, we’re going to have a look at the phrase ‘have / get something done’.
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Have / Get Something Done (English Phrase)
In the example, I said…
“I had my car inspected.”
Where I live, you need to get an inspection every year to ensure that your car isn’t emitting nasty emissions.
To have / get something done means that someone does something for you.
I didn’t do the inspection. The mechanic did. That’s why I used this phrase.
Here are more examples:
- “I need to get my hair cut soon.”
- “Shall we have a new security system installed?”
- “They have their lawn mowed every week.”
- “My friend had his nose broken playing football.”
The last example shows a slightly different way this can be used. This is when something bad happens to someone.