Get something done vs. have something done

Get something done vs. have something done

This grammar guide will describe how to use the passive form “have something done” to describe something that someone does for you or to you and how to use “have” and “get” to ask or order someone to do something for you.

To have something done means we don’t do the job ourselves but we ask someone to do it for us. Usually, we use this special passive construction to speak about paid services, like hairdressing, cleaning, medicine, car service centres and so on.

Theresa had her hair cut. She didn’t cut her hair herself, she went to the hairdresser.

John is going to have his car serviced. He isn’t servicing it himself, he is taking it to the garage.

How often do you have your apartment cleaned? How often do you use cleaning services?

Exercise 4

Use the words in brackets to complete the sentences. Use the structure have something done.

5   A: What’s happening in your garden?

B: Not yet. There’s someone coming to look at it next week.

Now use ‘have something done’ with its second meaning.


1  We’re having the house painted.

2  have another key made

3  you had your hair cut

4  Do you have a newspaper delivered

5  we’re having / we are having a garage built

6  Have you had the washing machine fixed / Did you have the washing machine fixed

7  have your ears pierced

9  She had her credit cards stolen.

10  We all had our bags searched.

Is this sentence correct?

1 I am having my car being repaired at the moment.
It sounds possible to me. But what would this one mean?
2 I am having my car repaired at the moment.

Does 2 mean the same as 1?

Please tell us what you want the sentence to mean.

It’s not that I really want it to mean anything, I am just guessing what it means. For example, if I say «I have my car fixed in this garage». It means that some mechanic fixes my car in this garage. Hence, my 2 sentences should mean that at the moment someone is fixing my car. Is it correct? But I am not sure that my 2 is correct while sentence 1 I think should be correct. Need your confirmation.

It’s the other way around!

Get something done vs. have something done

‘My car is being repaired..» or ‘I am having my car repaired.. ‘Are correct.
Option 1 is wrong.

3 Believe it or not, but every time she arrives to see me I have my car being repaired and we can’t go anywhere.
or should it still be
4 Believe it or not, but every time she arrives to see me I have my car repaired and we can’t go anywhere.

Not grammatically wrong, but very awkward and unnatural. There are clearer ways to express these ideas.»
..every time she arrives to see me my car is being repaired and we can’t go anywhere..»

Сегодня мы поговорим о достаточно сложной грамматической конструкции “Have something done” в английском языке, в которой не так то просто разобраться. Конструкция have/get something done используется для выражения действия, которое за нас кто-то сделал, если говорить точнее, действие было сделано кем-то другим за определенную плату и чаще всего это касается сферы услуг: покраски дома, ремонта машины, починки компьютера или похода в салон красоты и другое.

Get something done vs. have something done

Давайте более подробно рассмотрим на примерах.

Have/Get something done можно услышать в речи очень часто. Конструкция имеет все временные формы и используется с модальными глаголамиto be going to

Говоря, например, о стрижке у специалиста, в английском языке строят конструкцию предложения так: «Я имел свои волосы подстриженными». Этим они подчеркивают, что сделали это не самостоятельно, стоя с ножницами возле зеркала, а пошли в парикмахерскую, где профессионал сделал свое дело. Это касается всего, не только стрижки: они «имеют свой дом отремонтированным», «шторы сшитыми», «машину починенной» и так далее.

На английском эта конструкция называется «have something done» — иметь что-либо сделанным.

  • Lisa repaired the roof. Лиза отремонтировала крышу (залезла и сама ее отремонтировала своими руками).
  • Lisa had her roof repaired. Лиза отремонтировала крышу = Лизе отремонтировали крышу (она организовала ремонт своей крыши у профессионала).
  • I cut my hair. Я подстригла волосы (сама обкромсала себя ножницами).
  • I had my hair cut. Я подстриглась (это сделал кто-то другой, скорее всего парикмахер).
  • You had your car repaired. Ваша машина отремонтирована. (вы обратились к специалисту в автосервисе).

Обратите внимание на глагол HAVE, он ставится в форму нужного времени. Если речь идет в Present Continuous, то это будет «is/am/are having something done», в Present Perfect — «have/has had something done» и так далее в зависимости от временной формы.

Второй же глагол (done, repaired, cut) остается неизменно в третьей форме.

Не забываем что дополнение, то есть ТО, ЧТО было сделано (hair, roof, curtains) всегда стоит между have и вторым глаголом, то есть:

  • have THE CURTAINS made — сшить шторы.
  • have MY PHOTO taken — сделать фотографию.
  • have THAT COAT cleaned — почистить пальто.

С модальными глаголами:

В неформальном / разговорном английском HAVE можно заменить на GET.

  • I got my hair cut. Я подстриглась.
  • I think you should get your hair cut really short. Мне кажется, что тебе нужно подстричься действительно коротко.

These seem to be grammatical to me but I am not sure if they are idiomatic. Which of them are on the verge of being wrong?

1 He is having his bike being repaired at the moment.2 He is having his bike repaired at the moment.

3 He has his bike being repaired at the moment.4 He has his bike repaired at the moment.

5 He has his bike being repaired weekly.6 He has his bike repaired weekly.

I am not a native speaker, but I am almost completely sure that 1, 3 and 5 are wrong: you have things done, not being done. 6 is all right, and I prefer 2 to 4, but 4 is not wrong.

Ivan Fadeev wrote:

You are most likely to hear either sentence 2 or 6. Sentence 2 pertains to a current event and sentence 6 pertains to a periodic routine activity.

Only one participlehis bike is being repairedhe is having his bike repaired

3 He has his bike being repaired at the moment.4 He has his bike repaired at the, because this is not a situation where the simple present makes sense — truth, habit, state or commentary. It is an action, happening now — he is having his bike repaired.Habit — he has his bike repaired every time he crashes.

5 He has his bike being repaired weekly.6 He has his bike repaired weekly.yes, regular = simple present

Hello everyone,
what is the difference between the two clauses

!) She got her bag stolen.
2) She had her bag stolen.

or between the two clauses

3) She got her hair cut.
4) She had her hair cut.

I appreciate your help very much

. Please help. Thanks in advance.

Got is casual, rather slangy.
Had is more elegant and can be used in formal circumstances.

There is also a difference betwen 1&2 and 3&4: in 1&2 both verbs mean she suffered the action, whereas in 3&4 it means she deliberately asked for it. But it’s the context that tells us that, not any difference between get and have.

To get something done is to do it yourself or have somebody else do it. To have something done is only to pay/persuade someone else to do it for you.

«They had their bags stolen» means only: «Their bags were stolen». It doesn’t mean they arranged for somebody to steal their bags.

I don’t think that’s true, Rover. «She had her bag stolen» is a perfectly commonplace way of saying that it was taken without her consent.

Yeah, I think the word «stolen» overrides any nuanced distinction between «get» and «had.»

There’s another example: «Gary had his nose broken in a fight.»

But again, getting your nose broken isn’t something you would arrange to have done, let alone something that would have had your consent but I don’t want to dodge your question. In answer to your specific question about «get» and «had», I don’t have the grammatical knowledge to answer it except to say that they are two of the most used (overused) verbs in the English language, their breath and scope is enormous, both in sentences and idiomatic construction with a lot of overlap.

Not mine. I was just passing by.

I don’t think I use «had» much except as a deliberate action.

— She had her house cleaned.

— He got his nose broken when he tried to break up the fight.

Wouldn’t you say «I just had my wallet stolen!» You wouldn’t say «I just got(ten) my wallet stolen!» would you? Certainly that’s the case in BE.

In #2 I alluded to a difference in style. It would be seen at its most extreme in cases such as:

  • South London Teenager: I just got me photo took.
  • H.M. the Queen: I have recently had my photograph taken.

No element in those two sentences, bar the first word, could be plausibly exchanged for the other.

I probably wasn’t as clear as I could have been. I could often use «got» for both but would probably only use «had» for something deliberate. (When I say either one at all. I prefer being more direct.)

I’d prefer, «I just got my wallet stolen.»

But in reality, I think I’d really say (and much prefer), «Somebody just stole my wallet.»

«I just had my wife killed». I’m confessing to an associate that I paid someone to kill my wife instead of going through a divorce.

«I just got my wife killed.» I did something stupid, like driving through an army checkpoint, and my wife died as a result.

I couldn’t use «got» for the first one or «had» for the second one.

Конструкция have/get something done означает, что вы не сами совершаете действие, а пользуетесь чьими-то услугами. Как правило, мы говорим так про платные услуги — например, услуги салонов красоты, специалистов по ремонту, клининг-сервисов и т.д.

Theresa had her hair cut. Тереза подстриглась (не сама, а у мастера).

John is going to have his car serviced. Джон собирается отремонтировать машину (не сам, а в автосервисе).

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How often do you have your apartment cleaned? Как часто вы делаете уборку в квартире? (не сами, а с помощью сервиса клининга)

have + object + past participle

  • have — изменяемая часть, может меняться по лицам, времени, стоять в инфинитиве
  • object — дополнение, то есть то, с чем совершается действие
  • past participle — причастие прошедшего времени смыслового глагола

Например, в предложении He has his shoes polished слова his shoes — это object, а polished — past participle.

Чтобы образовать отрицательное или вопросительное предложение, мы будем менять глагол have, а остальную часть конструкции оставим без изменений.

Мы также можем использовать любое время глагола, которое требуется по ситуации. Всё, что нужно сделать, — поставить в это время глагол have. Остальная часть конструкции снова остаётся без изменений.

Doctors say you should have your eyes tested every 2 years. Врачи говорят, что нужно проверять зрение каждые два года.

I must have my elbow joint examined. Я должен сделать обследование локтевого сустава.

Are you going to have this socket repaired at last? Ты собираешься уже наконец починить эту розетку?

We want to have our walls painted but we can’t decide about the colour. Мы хотим покрасить стены, но не можем решить насчёт цвета.

Важная особенность конструкции в том, что смысловой глагол ставится после дополнения. Их нельзя менять местами.

Our neighbours are having a new house built. Наши соседи строят новый дом. НЕЛЬЗЯ сказать having built a new house

If I have this coat altered a bit, it’ll look really nice. Если немного подшить это пальто, оно будет смотреться очень хорошо. НЕЛЬЗЯ сказать have altered this coat

Вместо have можно также использовать глагол get. По смыслу они равнозначны, get something done звучит немного менее формально.

Helen got her hair dyed pink. Хелен покрасила волосы в розовый.

We get sushi delivered if we don’t feel like going out. Мы заказываем суши, если нет настроения идти куда-то.

I need to get my nails done. Мне нужно сделать маникюр.

Get something done vs. have something done

1. Перепишите предложения, используя  конструкцию “have something done”. Обратите внимание на временную форму глагола.

Н-р:  She didn’t cut her hair herself. (Она не стригла свои волосы сама.) – She had her hair cut. (Она подстриглась.)

  • Tim didn’t clean the windows himself. (Тим не мыл окна сам.)
  • Mary doesn’t usually deliver the food to her house herself. (Обычно Мэри не приносит продукты домой сама.)
  • Fred hasn’t washed his car himself. (Фред не мыл машину сам.)
  • My husband isn’t testing his eye-sight himself. (Мой муж не проверяет свое зрение сам.)
  • I won’t check my blood pressure myself. (Я не буду сам измерять свое кровяное давление.)
  • Jane didn’t service her car herself. (Джейн не обслуживала свою машину сама.)
  • They will not mend the roof of the house themselves. (Они не будут сами ремонтировать крышу дома.)
  • She isn’t making the curtains herself. (Она не шьет шторы сама.)
  • I didn’t remove this coffee stain from the suit myself. (Я не сам выводил пятно от кофе с костюма.)
  • We don’t X-ray our chests ourselves. (Мы не сами делаем рентгеновский снимок грудной клетки.)

2. Используйте глагол из скобок в конструкции “have something done” в необходимой временной форме. Добавьте необходимые слова. Переведите предложения.

3. Напишите о неприятных событиях, используя  конструкцию “have something done”.

Н-р: The singer’s concert was cancelled because of bad weather. (Концерт певца был отменен из-за плохой погоды.) – The singer had his concert cancelled because of bad weather.

  • Fred’s glasses were broken. (Очки Фреда были разбиты.)
  • Sam’s bike was stolen from the garage. (Велосипед Сэма был украден из гаража.)
  • My driving license was taken away by the police. (Мои водительские права отняли полицейские.)
  • His wallet was stolen in the crowd. (Его бумажник украли в толпе.)
  • Harry’s nose was broken in a fight. (Нос Гарри был разбит в драке.)
  • Sarah’s hat was blown off by the wind. (Шляпу Сары унесло ветром.)

Get something done vs. have something done


  • Tim had the windows cleaned.
  • Mary usually has the food delivered to her house.
  • Fred has had his car washed.
  • My husband is having his eye-sight tested.
  • I will have my blood pressure checked.
  • Jane had her car serviced.
  • They will have the roof of the house mended.
  • She is having the curtains made.
  • I had this coffee stain removed from the suit.
  • We have our chests X-rayed.
  • is having the meat cut (Сейчас в мясной лавке для Фреда нарезают мясо на маленькие кусочки.)
  • have your grey boots repaired (Тебе нужно починить свои серые ботинки.)
  • have the oil level and tyres checked (Я забыл проверить уровень масла и шины в машине.)
  • has his new watch mended (Бобу ремонтируют его новые часы почти каждый месяц.)
  • have our flat decorated (Нам собираются отделывать квартиру в следующие выходные.)
  • had that lovely dress made (Миссис Стюарт сшила для Шейлы то милое платье вчера.)
  • have just had central heating installed (Им только что установили центральное отопление в доме.)
  • have your photograph taken (Тебе нужно сходить сфотографироваться на новый паспорт завтра.)
  • have her ears pierced (Моя дочь хочет, чтобы ей прокололи уши.)
  • had his tooth pulled out (Моему папе удалили зуб два дня назад.)
  • Fred had his glasses broken.
  • Sam had his bike stolen from the garage.
  • I had my driving license taken away by the police.
  • He had his wallet stolen in the crowd.
  • Harry had his nose broken in a fight.
  • Sarah had her hat blown off by the wind.

Order the words to make sentences with have something done.

1   You look different. (had / you / your / dyed / hair / have)?

2   There’s room for you all to stay at our house this year. (extension / we’ve / built / an / had).

3   I can’t text you. (phone / had / I’ve / stolen / my).

4   He’s started wearing glasses. (tested / eyes / had / his / he’s).

5   I couldn’t open my parents’ front door. (locks / they / had / the / changed)!

6   This is a great photo. (can / copy / have / made / we / a)?

1   Have you had your hair dyed?

2   We’ve had an extension built.

3   I’ve had my phone stolen.

4   He’s had his eyes tested.

5   They had had the locks changed.

6   Can we have a copy made?

Complete the text with the words in brackets and have something done.

1 have their age guessed   2 have their hair done

3 have new clothes chosen   4 have their teeth fixed

5 have some work done   6 have their appearance judged

Complete the sentences with the words below, have something done and the words in brackets.

dye      paint      publish      remove      steal

3 we had them stolen   4 should have the walls painted

5 might have your flat burgled

Complete the sentences with the correct reflexive pronouns to add emphasis.

1 ourselves   2 itself   3 themselves   4 themselves

5 yourself   6 herself   7 himself   8 yourselves

Complete the sentences with reflexive pronouns and the correct form of the verbs below.

feed      film      give      injure      see      tell

1 injured myself   2 told myself   3 feed themselves

4 filmed herself   5 give yourself   6 see myself

Complete the dialogues with the correct form of have something done using the verbs in brackets.

1   A   Have you been to the optician’s recently?

2   A   How often do you have your flat cleaned?

3   A   How long have you been wearing earrings?

4   A   Why can’t you use your games console?

5   A   How old were you in that photo?

6   A   When is your room being decorated?

7   A   Why are you calling the bank?

8   A   How often do you go to the hairdresser’s?

1 had my eyes tested   2 have it cleaned

3 have had my ears pierced   4 ’m having it repaired

5 had it taken   6 ’m having it decorated

7 ’ve had my credit card stolen   8 have my hair cut

Complete the sentences with the correct reflexive pronouns.

1 himself   2 myself   3 yourselves   4 herself

5 yourself   6 themselves   7 itself   8 ourselves

have someone do something

If I asked one of my colleagues to print a drawing for me.

Could I say» I had Peter print the drawing for me»?

Yes, it’s fine. To have someone do something is a standard construction.

Please put your concern (in this case, your subject line) into you message. Thank you.

It’s a causative form. Does it convey any inappropriate meaning that you are causing somebody(colleague) to do something?

No. You asked Peter to print it for you and he agreed to do so. This is the essence of the phrase «to have somebody do something».
If you want to imply that perhaps Peter was not in agreement or even unaware he was printing for you, you would say » I had him printing the drawing.»

(a) I had no printer to print my drawing so I asked Peter and had him print it for me.
(b) Before Peter knew what he was doing, I had him printing the drawing for me.

In that instance, I would say: I made Peter print the drawing for me. (He didn’t really have a choice.)

So here «printing» implies the future tense, not the progressive tense, something to be done, not something being done. Is it correct?

Peter was pringting, how come he didn’t know what he was doing?

Oh, he knew that he was printing something — he just didn’t know it was for me, and he didn’t know that it was the top-secret drawing that NOBODY is allowed to print, and that he’s going to be fired for doing it.

Who asked him to print? (As he didn’t know he was printing for me, that means I didn’t ask him directly.)

Once again, as peter didn’t know he was printing for you, who asked peter to do the printing?

As I understand, the phrase «have somebody doing something» doesn’t convey any meaning that the person who is doing the task doesn’t know who he/she is doing for.

Welcome comments to clear up the confusion.

I made Peter print it for me.
In this sentence, Peter definitely did not want to print it, but you required him to print it (by your authority), or you forced him to print it (by blackmail, threats, etc.). It is also possible to use this sentence in a humorous way, as a synonym for the version with «got» or «had.»

Of course, you can always say I asked Peter to print it for me. That’s neutral, and context can make it clear that Peter did not refuse your request.

Regardless, the focus of all these statements is on the result: the drawing has now been printed, and Peter did it for you. The duration of the action (the time it took for Peter to print the drawing) is totally irrelevant here.

It does not necessarily convey that meaning, but it could certainly be used in that situation.

Switching to the progressive tense changes the focus of the sentence. The point is no longer that the drawing is printed. As a matter of fact, it’s possible that you do not yet have the printed drawing. Instead, there is something important about the actual process of printing the drawing. The fact that the action had duration in time is now relevant. Why? There are any number of possible reasons!

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Hope it helps.

Thanks a lot for your explanation, jann. Would you please make up some sentences to reflect this context.

Causative form в английском языке представлена следующими конструкциями

  • have something done (дословно – иметь что-то сделанным для себя же)
  • have someone do something (заставить кого-то что-то сделать для вас)


Мы используем выражение have + object + past participle (have something done) чтобы описать услугу, которую нам оказали, или какое-то неприятное событие, которое с нами произошло в тех случаях, когда действие производим не мы, но направленно оно на нас или на нашу собственность.

I had my car stolen – У меня украли машину.

We had the roof repaired last year. – Нам починили крышу в прошлом году.

Не has had his application turned down – Eго заявление отклонили.

В качестве подлежащего в таком предложении будет выступать человек, на которого направленно действие, либо лицо, на чью собственность направлено действие. Такая конструкция в английском языке используется довольно часто.

Обратите внимание, в устной речи выражение часто употребляется с get вместо have без изменения в значении.

We have our fence pulled down = We get our fence pulled down.

Как использовать выражение have something done?

Causative form have something done можно использовать в любом времени. При этом меняется только глагол to have. Давайте рассмотрим на примере предложения We have the office cleaned (В нашем офисе провели уборку)

Конечно, все формы Perfect Continuous и форма Future Perfect практически не используются в устной речи, так как слишком перегружены вспомогательными глаголами.


Вторая возможная форма Causative – have someone do something. Это выражение более характерно для американского, нежели для британского английского. Оно означает, что вы заставили / попросили кого-либо что-то для вас сделать.

I will have the waiter bring you the menu. – Я попрошу официанта принести тебе меню.

I had my assistant type the report. – Я попросил помощника напечатать отчет.

В Британии вместо have часто говорят get, как и в случае с выражением have / get something done. Однако, при использовании get, выражение будет вида get someone to do something (появляется частица to).

I will get the waiter to bring you the menu.

I got my assistant to type the report.

Таким образом, causative в английском языке представлен следующими конструкциями:

  • Have something done
  • Get something done
  • Have someone do something
  • Get someone to do something.

Get something done vs. have something done

Давайте немного попрактикуемся.

Упражнение 1.  Complete the sentences using the correct form of “to have something done”

  • The Smiths ___________ the roof _______________ last year. (repair)
  • Molly ______________ the room ____________________ next month. (decorate)
  • You should ___________ your eyes ___________ regularly. (test)
  • We ___________ the television _________________ only last year! (repair)
  • ________ you ____________ your car ______________ regularly?   (service)
  • How often ___________ you _____________ your windows _____________? (clean)
  • We _________________ the office _________________ every evening. (clean)
  • Our neighbors __________________ a new garage ______________ at the moment (build)

Упражнение 2. Write down the sentences using the correct causative form. Use a modal verb where appropriate.

  • Bob must/ really / the heating / fix. Winter is coming soon.
  • She / her hair / dye blonde yesterday.
  • They / the rooms / paint at the moment.
  • After Alex / the sleeves / shorten, the blazer fit him perfectly.
  • Instead of buying a new car, why / you / not / your old one / fix / ?
  • What are those workmen doing in your garden? – Oh, we / a garage / build
  • They / not / their TV / fix / yet
  • Her coffee maker was broken. Now it’s working again. She / it /repair

Упражнение 3. Rewrite the sentences using HAVE SOMETHING DONE

Упражнение 3. Rewrite the sentences using HAVE SOMEBODY DO SOMETHING

  • The Smiths had the roof repaired last year.
  • Molly is going to have/is having the room decorated next month.
  • You should have your eyes tested regularly.
  • We had the television repaired only last year!
  • Do you have your car serviced regularly?
  • How often do you have your windows cleaned?
  • We have the office cleaned every evening.
  • Our neighbors are having a new garage built at the moment.
  • Bob really must have the heating fixed.
  • She had her hair dyed blonde yesterday
  • They are having the rooms painted at the moment
  • After Alex had had the sleeves shortened, the blazer fit him perfectly.
  • Instead of buying a new car, why don’t you have your old one fixed?
  • We are having a garage built.
  • They have not had their TV fixed yet.
  • Kate had her hair cut at 13.30 pm.
  • Peter is having his car battery changed.
  • My mother had her hair dyed last Saturday.
  • Henry has his guitar checked after every show.
  • I have my teeth checked once a year.
  • Peter has the mechanic change his car battery yearly.
  • My mother had the hairdresser dye her hair last Saturday.
  • Henry has his assistant check his guitar after every show.
  • I have the dentist check my teeth once a year.

Надеюсь, правила и упражнения помогли Вам разобраться в теме causative forms.

Второй смысл have something done

Have something done может употребляться и в отрицательном смысле, когда что-то неприятное произошло помимо вашего желания.

Jeremy had his wallet stolen. У Джереми украли кошелёк.

Claude has his nose broken when he was playing volleyball. Клоду сломали нос, когда он играл в волейбол.

The company had its computer equipment confiscated. У компании конфисковали компьютерное оборудование.

Have Someone Do Something

This is a form which means to make, oblige, ask, or order someone to do something for you.

“I’ll have my assistant send you the details,”

The second of these forms is similar but has a different verb form after the passive part. This form uses a full infinitive verb with “to”.

The grammar of «have something done»

  • have — changeable part, can be conjugated, can be put into infinitive form or any verb tense
  • object — something we do the action with
  • past participle — the third form of the main verb

We can make negative or question sentence by changing «have».

We can also put «have something done» into any tense we need. All you have to do is put «have» into this tense. The rest, the object and the past participle, remains unchanged.

The main verb (the past participle) goes after the object. Be careful with the word order!

You can also use get instead of have. The meaning will be the same but «get something done» is less formal.

Helen got her hair dyed pink. = had her hair dyed pink

We get sushi delivered if we don’t feel like going out. = have sushi delivered

I need to get my nails done. = have my nails done


Finally, If you think that you understand how to use these forms you can check your comprehension with these exercises that test different aspects of this topic.

Have something done in a negative sense

We can use «have something done» to say that something bad was done to somebody by another person.

Jeremy had his wallet stolen. His wallet was stolen.

Claude has his nose broken when he was playing volleyball. His nose was broken.

The company had its equipment confiscated. Its equipment was confiscated.

Get Someone to Do Something

This means to make, oblige, ask, persuade, convince or order someone to do something for you.

“I’ll get my mom to drive us to the shop.”

“Can you get Maria to call me please?”


  • Have something done.
  • Have someone do something.
  • Get someone to do something.
  • Comprehension Exercises.

First, let’s have a look at a way of saying that someone is doing something for you.


Утвердительная, отрицательная или вопросительная?


Подлежащее (человек, который получает услугу) + have/get (в необходимой временной форме) + объект (над ним выполняют действие) + смысловой глагол в 3 й форме или Past Participle.

havedry-cleaned once a month. – Мы чистим вещи в химчистке раз в месяц. (Раз в месяц мы сдаем одежду в химчистку.)will havemade tomorrow. – Мне сделают еще один ключ завтра.haddelivered two hours ago. – Джейку принесли его покупки два часа назад.am going to havetested. – Мне сделают анализ крови.


Для образования отрицательного предложения мы используем вспомогательные глаголы (be, do, have), каждый для своего времени, и отрицательную частицу not

don’t havedry-cleaned once a month. – Мы не чистим вещи в химчистке раз в месяц.won’t havemade tomorrow. – Мне не сделают еще один ключ завтра.didn’t havedelivered two hours ago. – Джейку не принесли его покупки два часа назад.


general question на первое место мы выносим вспомогательный глагол, каждый для своей временной формы, затем добавляем подлежащее.

Do we have our clothes dry-cleaned once a month? – Мы чистим вещи в химчистке раз в месяц?Will I have another key made tomorrow? – Мне сделают еще один ключ завтра?Did Jake have his groceries delivered two hours ago? – Джейку принесли его покупки два часа назад?Am I going to have my blood tested? – Мне сделают анализ крови?

special questions мы выносим на первое место вопросительное слово, добавляем вспомогательный глагол и подлежащее.

How often do we have our clothes dry-cleaned? – Как часто мы сдаем одежду в химчистку?When will I have another key made? – Когда мне сделают еще один ключ?

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This is a form that is often used to say that someone or something does something for you or to you;

“I’m having my house painted”

“I need to get my eyes tested.”

Get something done vs. have something done

These examples are from a way of speaking that emphasises the object of an action and what is done to the object, not who or what does it.

In the first example “I’m having my house painted”, we know that the speaker is not painting their house themselves. Someone else is doing it for them. The person that is doing it is not really important in this sentence.

When we want to emphasize what was done to something and not especially who or what did it we can use the expression:

“To have something done.”

This expression is usually used when you are paying for some service or when someone is helping you, but it can also be used for undesirable things:

The boxing champion got his nose broken in the last fight.

I had my bicycle stolen last week.

How to Form “Have Something Done”

This expression always takes this form:

You can use “get” instead of “have”

This table shows examples in various times, present, past and future.

Examples of “to have something done” and when to use it

You should only use this form when someone or something is doing something for or to you or something else.

In the first example here, the girl has painted her face herself so we cannot say that she has had her face painted.

However, in the second picture, the woman is painting the girl’s face, so we can say “she is having her face painted”.

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Look at these examples of things that people have done.

Get something done vs. have something done

She’s having her eyes tested.

Get something done vs. have something done

She’s having her hair trimmed.

Get something done vs. have something done

He’s having his blood pressure taken.

Get something done vs. have something done

The homeowners are having a new patio built.

Get something done vs. have something done

She’s having her nails trimmed.

Get something done vs. have something done

He’s having his neck and shoulders massaged.

And that’s everything for this expression. Do you understand how this topic works? Take this quiz to check word order with “have something done”. Otherwise, keep reading to find out about two related forms.

Let’s have a look at the first of these two similar forms.

Заполните пропуски в предложениях правильным вариантом ответа

  • something done
  • something to do
  • to do something
  • am having / installed
  • have / installing
  • has / installed
  • had / do
  • has been having / done
  • was having / done
  • has / polished
  • gets / to polish
  • had / polished
  • can get / to test
  • must have / tested
  • had to get / tested
  • to get / dyed
  • having / dye
  • to get / to dye

Answers (don’t read before you finish):1b, 2a, 3c, 4a, 5b, 6a, 7c, 8a, 9b, 10a

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Есть два основных случая, когда используется конструкция have something done

I have my hair cut every month. – Я делаю стрижку каждый месяц.

Естественно вы не сами подстригаете себе волосы, а идете в любимый салон к своему мастеру, чтобы он вас подстриг.

I have my dog walked twice a day. – Мне выгуливают собаку дважды в день.

Возможно, вы CEO известной компании, и у вас нет много свободного времени, чтобы уделить его питомцу. Вот вы и договорились с соседом, чтобы он пару раз в день выгуливал вашего Рекса.

have something done помогает описать ситуации, когда с нами случается что-то непредвиденное и неприятное

I had my luggage stolen at the airport 5 minutes ago. – Мой багаж украли в аэропорту 5 минут назад.I had my nose broken in the fight. – В драке мне сломали нос. (вы его не сами сломали, кто-то это сделал за вас)

С формой образования и употреблением конструкции мы уже познакомились, а теперь давайте рассмотрим использование данного оборота во временных формах английского языка. Для этого мы подготовили для вас таблицу ниже:

разговорной речи вместо конструкции have something done можно использовать выражение get something done

Mr. Graham is going to get his car fixed. – Мистер Грэм собирается починить свою машину. (Мистеру Грэму починят машину)were getting our windows replaced yesterday at 11 a.m. – Мы меняли окна вчера в 11 утра. (Нам меняли окна вчера в 11 утра)

На этом можно и заканчивать с объяснением теории. Как видите конструкция have/get something done встречается довольно часто в английском языке и может быть очень полезной для правильного выражения мыслей. Надеемся, что мы помогли вам разобраться с теоретическим материалом и предлагаем вам выполнить небольшой тест для проверки знаний.

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Causative Form

Get something done vs. have something done

Объектный падеж с причастием прошедшего времени представляет собой сочетание существительного в общем падеже (или местоимения в объектном падеже) с причастием прошедшего времени (Participle 2, V3). Часто это правило формулируют как have something done, что в общем виде буквально означает «лицу что-то делают» (пассивный залог).

I clean my flat every week. — I my flat every week.

Я убираю квартиру каждую неделю. — Мне убирают квартиру каждую неделю.

Пояснение: have + something (my flat) + V3 (cleaned)

Yesterday I did the shopping. — Yesterday I my shopping .

Я вчера сходила за покупками. — Вчера мне принесли покупки.

Пояснение: had + something (my shopping) + V3 (done)

В этом уроке мы рассмотрим данное грамматическое правило с глаголом to have + object + V3, что будет означать, что действие совершается не самим подлежащим, а кем-то другим — для него или за него. Отсюда происходит и название — каузативная форма — лицо (подлежащее) является тем кто, побуждает к исполнению действия, но не действует сам.

Глагол to have может употребляться в различных временах и сочетаниях (have got, must have, want to have). Эти сочетания служат чаще всего для замены Passive Voice (в любом времени).

Конструкция have something done — означает что лицу что-то делают и представляет собой пассивную форму каузатива, объектный падеж и причастие прошедшего времени. Чтобы сформулировать утвердительное предложение надо:

ЛИЦО + (в нужном времени) + + (третья форма глагола)

Yesterday her bike was stolen = Yesterday she


Вчера у нее украли велосипед.

Пояснение: had + object (her bike) + V3 (stolen)

Весьма интересен русский перевод предложений с этой структурой. Например: «Вчера он отремонтировал свой автомобиль». В русском языке это может обозначать: 1) что подлежащее (он) совершило действие или 2) кто-то сделал это для него (за него). В английском языке этим двум значениям соответствуют различные предложения:

He repaired his car yesterday.

Вчера он починил свою машину.

Пояснение: он сам отремонтировал, своими руками

He his car yesterday.

Пояснение: кто-то сделал это для него (автосервис, например)

Рассмотрим еще несколько примеров.

  • I’ll cut my hair tomorrow. — Я постригусь завтра (сама).
  • I shall have my hair cut tomorrow. — Я постригусь завтра (у парикмахера).
  • I want to make a new dress. — Я хочу пошить новое платье (сама).
  • I want to
    have a new dress made. — Я хочу пошить новое платье (заказать пошивку).
  • I need to clean my flat. — Мне надо убрать свою квартиру (самому).
  • I need to have my flat cleaned. — Мне надо убрать квартиру (заказать уборку).

Еще раз обратим внимание, что глагол to have может стоять в любом времени или употребляться с модальными глаголами.

Каузативная форма в разных грамматических временах

Правило построения предложений в объектном падеже в разных временах тоже — have + something (object) + done (V3). Только глагол have будет принимать соответственно форму данного времени, в котором строится предложение.

She cleans her flat. — She has her flat cleaned. (Она убирает свою квартиру. — Ей убирают квартиру.)

She is cleaning her flat at the moment. — She is
having her flat cleaned at the moment. (Она убирается в своей квартире сейчасю — Ее квартиру сейчас убирают.).

She cleaned her flat. — She had her flat cleaned. (Она убралась в своей квартире. — Ее квартиру убрали.)

She was cleaning her flat. — She was having her flat cleaned. (Она убиралась в своей квартире. — Ее квартиру убирали.)

She will clean her flat. — She will have her flat cleaned. (Она уберёт свою квартиру. — Ее квартиру будут убирать).

She will be cleaning her flat. — She will be heaving her flat cleaned. (Она будет убирать свою квартиру. — Ее квартиру будут убирать.)

She has cleaned her flat. — She has had her flat cleaned. (Она убралась в своей квартире. — Ее квартиру убрали.)

Present Perfect Continuous

She has been cleaning her flat. — She has been having her flat cleaned. (Она убиралась в своей квартире. —  Ее квартиру убирали.)

She had cleaned her flat. — She had had her flat cleaned. (Она убралась в своей квартире. — Ее квартиру убрали.)

Past Perfect Continuous

She had been cleaning her flat. — She had been having her flat cleaned. (Она убиралась в своей квартире. — Ее квартиру убирали)

She can clean her flat. — She can have her flat clean. (Она может убраться в своей квартире.)

She likes cleaning her flat. — She likes having her flat cleaned. (Ей нравится убираться в своей квартире. — Ей нравится когда ее квартиру убирают).

Таким образом, мы либо сообщаем о лицах, которые что-то делают, либо о лицах для которых что-то делается. Например:

Mary is poor, she cuts the grass in her garden, but her friend Ann is rich, she usually has the grass cut.

Мэри бедна, она стрижет траву в своем саду, но ее подруга Энн богата, ей обычно стригут траву.

Пояснение: во втором случае мы специально адаптировали перевод, чтобы был понятен смысл употребления конструкции.

Mary washes her car regularly, Ann usually has her car washed.

Мэри регулярно моет свою машину (сама), Энн обычно моет свою машину (ей моют).

Для построения вопроса к данной структуре мы должны воспользоваться вспомогательным глаголом, в том же времени, что стоит глагол to have. Примеры:

Are you going to have your bike repaired?

Ты собираешься отремонтировать свой велосипед?

Пояснение: то есть отдать в ремонт.

Do you want to have your windows put in?

Хочешь, чтобы тебе вставили окна?

Did you have the flat cleaned?

Вашу квартиру убрали?

Have you got your new house redecorated?

Ты переделал свой новый дом?

Will you have your nails manicured before the party?

Ты сделаешь маникюр перед вечеринкой?

Were you having your floors washed that day?

Ты мыла полы в тот день?

Do you like having your dinner cooked?

Тебе нравится, когда твой ужин готовится?

Обратите внимание на построение альтернативного вопроса (ты сам делаешь или тебе делают?). Необходимо два раза употребить вспомогательный глагол (в том времени, в котором вы задаете вопрос). Примеры:

Do you sharpen your knives or do you have them sharpened?

Ты сам точишь ножи или тебе их затачивают?

Did your husband fix the shelves in your living room or did you have them fixed?

Ваш муж починил полки в вашей гостиной или вам починили?

Is Peter going to cut the grass or is he going to have it cut?

Питер собирается стричь траву или он собирается заказывать стрижку?

Пояснение: мы даем перевод по смыслу вопроса, чтобы вы понимали разницу между первой и второй частью вопроса

Look at Liz! She looks funny. — Yes, she had her face painted!

Посмотри на Лиз! Она выглядит забавно. — Да, ей раскрасили лицо!

Our kitchen tap is leaking. Should I fix or should I have the tap fixed? — You had better call a plumber.

Наш кухонный кран протекает. Мне починить его или заказать починку? — Тебе лучше вызвать сантехника.

What are going to do with your broken car? — I am going to have it serviced. May be it will serve me a bit longer.

Что ты собираешься делать со своей сломанной машиной? — Я собираюсь ее починить. Может быть, она прослужит мне немного дольше.

Did the Ivanovs have their take away delivered? — Yes, they did.

Семье Ивановых сделали доставку? — Да, доставили.

Has Mr.Larson had the roof tiled or is he still going to have it tiled?

Мистеру Ларсену уже покрыли крышу или еще собираются?

Иногда в речи, чаще в деловой, конструкция have + something + done используется в повелительном наклонении, в данном случае она переводится словом «пусть».

  • Have the letter posted. — Пусть отправят письмо.
  • Have the files sorted. — Пусть отсортируют файлы.
  • Have the dishes washed. — Пусть помоют посуду.
  • Have the car engine checked. — Пусть проверят двигатель машины.
  • Have the pizza delivered. — Пусть доставят пиццу.


В этом уроке мы рассмотрели Causative Form (объектный падеж) и объяснили смысл употребления конструкции have something done. Эта конструкция в английском языке представляет собой пассивный залог и употребляется для того, чтобы сказать что лицу (подлежащему) кто-то что-то делает.

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