at these examples:
- 'The family had their portraits painted by a
- 'Weíve just had double-glazing fitted and the house
is so much warmer now.'
- 'Itís not surprising that you break down all the time, you
never have your car serviced.'
- 'When are you going to have your bad tooth taken
- 'Joanna loves having her photograph taken, but
David hates it.'
you can see from the above illustrations, Sharik, the causative
can be used with a wide variety of different tenses and constructions,
e.g. past simple, present perfect, present simple, future reference,
'like/dislike/love/hate' + -ing and so on.
However, I donít think it would be used so often with the past perfect,
although the example given below sounds quite natural:
- 'By the time my mother arrived I had had my ears pierced
and there was nothing she could do about it.'