Do something or have it done?

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Something many of my students confuse is the difference between doing something and having something done. Let’s look at this example.

I cut my hair.

Cutting your hair by yourself

Did you do it yourself or did you go to the hairdresser?

As for me, I can’t cut my own hair (It would look terrible if I tried to) so I go to a hairdresser and have my hair cut for me.

I had my hair cut yesterday

Having your hair cut

So, when we have or get something done, this means someone is doing something for us.

Now, let’s practice with some examples:

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