Sunday, September 2, 2012

Exercise: Causative Verbs

After studying causative verbs, now it's time to do these exercises.

A. Why did you do these things? Answer the questions by using "have something done".
  1. Why did you go to the hairdresser? (my hair - cut)
    Answer: To have my hair cut.
  2. Why did you take your car to the garage? (it - service)
    Answer: ....
  3. Why did you take your jacket to the cleaner's? (it - clean)
    Answer: ....
  4. Why did you call the plumber? (the leak - repair)
    Answer: ....
  5. Why did you go to the jeweller's? (my watch - repair)
    Answer: ....
B. Complete the sentences by using the words in brackets. Use the structure "have something done".
  1. We ... (the house / paint) ... at the moment.
    Answer: We are having the house painted at the moment.
  2. I've lost my key. I'll have to ... (another key / make) ....
    Answer: ....
  3. Your hair is long. When was the last time you ... (your hair / cut) ....
    Answer: ....
  4. You look different. Have you ... (your hair / cut) ...?
    Answer: ....
  5. Do you ... (a newspaper / deliver) ... to your house or do you go to the shop to buy one?
    Answer: ....
  6. A: What are those workmen doing in your garden?
    B: Oh, we ... (a swimming pool / build) ....
    Answer: ....
  7. A: Can I see the photographs you took when you were on holiday?
    B: I'm afraid I ... (not / the film / develop) ... yet.
    Answer: ....
  8. This coat is dirty. I must ... (it / clean) ....
    Answer: ....
  9. If you want to wear earrings, why don't you ... (your ears / pierce) ...?
    Answer: ....
  10. This pair of trousers is too long for you. I think you should ... (it / shorten) ....
    Answer: ....
C. Reword the following sentences, using have or get with a past participle.
  1. Someone washed my car for me yesterday.
    Answer: I had my car washed yesterday.
  2. I asked someone to paint the gate last week.
    Answer: ....
  3. Can I ask someone to deliver the pizza?
    Answer: ....
  4. We ordered someone to check the printer.
    Answer: ....
  5. We are running out of time. We must ask someone to send the invitation today.
    Answer: ....
  6. I'm going to tell someone to add an extra room.
    Answer: ....
  7. Ask someone to post the announcement soon.
    Answer: ....
  8. The knife wants sharpening.
    Answer: ....
  9. The letter is in Indonesian. I'm going to ask someone to translate it into English.
    Answer: ....
  10. The computer program doesn't work well. We should ask them to reinstall it.
    Answer: ....

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4 comments:

  1. Hi Pak,

    I've been reading your blog a bit and just want to say thanks for putting the time and effort into posting all these great tips and exercises for students up here. If you'd like to collaborate with me sometime just drop me an email. You can find my email on my blog for teachers below.

    Regards,

    -Hugh

    Change Lives Together

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  2. Thanks, I've visited yr blog. Great one. English teachers should read it

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