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Session 11

In today's One-minute English Tom will explain the expression ‘have something done’
आजच्या भागात ‘have something done’ चा वापर शिकूया.

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Have something done

In today's One-minute English Tom will explain the expression ‘have something done’
आजच्या भागात ‘have something done’ चा वापर शिकूया.

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Hi everyone,

Tom here from BBC Learning English and I’m here to explain ‘have something done’.

This is an expression we use when we pay someone to do something for us.

For example, I have my hair cut at the hairdresser’s.

If I cut my own hair it would look terrible!

The expression uses have, an object and the action which is done to the object. And the action is always in the past participle form.

We can also use the expression in the past.

For example, I had my clothes cleaned yesterday when I was at work. 

Have something done
We use this structure when we want to describe an action somebody else does for us.
दुसऱ्याने आपल्यासाठी केलेल्या कृतीबद्दल बोलताना या प्रकारची वाक्यरचना केली जाते..

It often means that the subject causes the action to happen, although somebody else is the person who does the action.
यात कृतीचा कारक जरी कर्ता असला तरी ते करणारी व्यक्ती वेगळी असते.

We use have + object + past participle to create this structure.
अशा वाक्याची रचना have + object + past participle अशी असते.

For example:
The hairdresser cuts my hair.

In causative form, we would say:
Causative form, मध्ये आपण म्हणणार :

I have my hair cut (by the hairdresser).

We often use the past participle form of do, ‘done’, when we are describing actions informally and not in detail.
ढोबळमानाने वर्णन करताना doचं तिसरं रूप done वापरतात.

I have my hair done once a month at the hairdressers.

In the above example, ‘do’ replaces ‘cut’ as it the action being performed is obvious from the context.
या उदाहरणात क्रिया घडलेली आहे त्यामुळे cut या क्रियापदाची जागा doने घेतली.  

Had (past)
When we are describing causative actions in the past, we simply change ‘have’ to ‘had’. The other words in the sentence remain unaffected.
भूतकाळात घडलेल्या गोष्टीबद्दल सांगत असून तर  ‘have’ च्या जागी  ‘had’ येतं. वाक्यातील बाकी शब्द तसेच राहतात.

I had my hair cut last weekend.
She had her car cleaned yesterday.

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‘Get’ हे आणखी causative  वाक्यांत नेहमी वापरलं जाणारं क्रियापद आहे. अनौपचारिक वाक्यात have ऐवजी याचा वापर बरेचदा होतो.
 I get my clothes cleaned at the dry cleaners.

As with ‘have’, we can talk about past actions by changing the form of ‘get’ to ‘got’.
She got the door to her house fixed last week. It’s secure now.

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