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HAVE SOMETHING DONE Es una construcción con significado de pasiva. Expresa situaciones en las que alguien hace algo por nosotros. I must have my hair cut .(Debo cortarme el pelo) When are you going to have that window mended? (¿Cuándo vas a arreglar esa ventana?) We are having our house painted .(Estamos pintando la casa) En los tres casos, el sujeto no realiza la acción si no que hace que alguien la realice por él. More examples: Mary had her hair cut We’re having our roof re-tiled John has had his car serviced Susan had her tooth capped Mark had an x-ray taken I’m having my blue suit dry-cleaned The Smiths have had the living room redecorated We had our dog spayed Wendy had her computer upgraded He had his shoes resoled

A) Fill the gaps with have and the verb in brackets in their correct forms.

1

We ___________ the roof ___________ last year. It was very expensive. (repair)

2

Anne ___________ her hair ___________ every Friday afternoon. (do)

3

I ___________ the brakes ___________ three times a year. (check)

4

The government ___________ the whole town ___________ yesterday. (evacuate)

5

I ___________ my hard drive ___________ for a bigger one last week. (change)

6

When did you last ___________ the air conditioning ___________ ? (service)

7

You don't think Liv Tyler's beautiful?! You should ___________ your eyes ___________ . (test)

8

After the plague of fleas, the boss ___________ the office ___________ . (disinfect)

9

Your cat's coughing. You need to ___________ him ___________ for parasites. (treat)

10

Daphne ___________ her legs ___________ once a fortnight. (do)

11

I normally ___________ my suit dry ___________ before a wedding. (clean)

12

The headmaster ___________ all the lockers ___________ for the missing footballs yesterday. (search)

13

Have you ___________ your house ___________ ? (double-glaze)

14

Have you ___________ that poster I bought you ___________ yet? (frame)


B) Complete the sentences and make clear that the people don't / didn't do it themselves. (The first sentence is given as an example.)

1.

Yesterday, (I / cut / my hair)______________

2.

Every Friday, (Joe / wash / his car)______________

3.

Tomorrow, (she / repair / her shower) ________________________

4.

Each Saturday, (we / deliver / a pizza) to our home. ___________________

5.

Last year, (Bob / clean / his house) by a charwoman. ____________________

6.

As Phil had a broken arm, (he / type / his texts) by his secretary. _____________________

7.

(I / pick up / the goos) tomorrow in the afternoon. ______________________

8.

(we / redecorate / our walls) last summer. ______________________

9.

Whenever Clara is staying at this hotel, (she / carry / her bags) into her room.__________

10. (we / organise / our last party) by professionals. _____________________ C) Rewrite these sentences: 1. Someone stole Mike’s bike. Mike... 2. The dentist took out one of my teeth yesterday. I... 3. Someone broke into Tom’s house last month. Tom... 4. They are servicing my car tomorrow. I... 5. They painted our house last year. We... 6. Mike is going to ask a carpenter to put the fdoors up. Mike is ... 7. Tony’s car was repaired by a mechanic. Tony had... 8. I asked the maid to tidy my room. I... 9. Tommy always asks his brother to do his homework for him. Tommy... 10. When will your new shower be installed? When will you... 11. The report is being typed by her secretary. She is having... 12. Ann’s portrait has been painted by a famous artist. Ann has...

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