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Grammar Reference

Have something done


The causative is used when someone else does something for you.

I've had my hair cut
He's had his car repaired
She's had her house decorated
They've had their windows replaced


to have + object + past participle

I've had my hair cut

Take note

It can be used in any tense or verb form. The only part of the structure that changes is the verb to have, which should match the appropriate form.

Dad's had his car repaired.
He's going to have his washing machine fixed.
I'll have had my bag fixed before I need it next.
I was having my hair cut when my phone rang.


Have you had your hair cut?


He isn't having his bedroom painted.