If you 'have/get something done', you get somebody else to do something for you.

The grammar for this is pretty simple: Have (Get) + object + past participle

NOTE: The differences between have and get something done are that have is slightly more formal than get, and that get is more frequent than have in the imperative form.



  • I'm going to have my hair cut.
  • I got the bill sent direct to the company.



'I had my watch fixed' tells us about the past.
'I am going to have / get my watch fixed' tells us about the future.



Did you have your car fixed?


Using have something done for bad things:

Jenny had her car stolen.


Asking or instructing:

I’ll have Harry book you a taxi.


Talking about an experience:

Her story had us laughing so much.



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