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Hi)
Could you please help me with one task?
Complete the following sentence using the causative:
A technician is installing a security camera at the shop. The shop_______________.
I have no idea how to complete it.
Thanks in advance))

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alrosavillaA technician is installing a security camera at the shop. The shop_______________.

This is a little unusual because you have to change the meaning of 'shop' from a physical structure or location to a group of people who manage the shop.

The shop is having a technician install a security camera.

CJ

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Which causative verb are you studying?

There are three main choices: have, let and make.

Probably "have" is the most likely.

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How about the shop is having a camera installed? Sounds odd?
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alrosavilla How about the shop is having a camera installed? Sounds odd?

There's nothing wrong with that sentence as a sentence, but the instructions were to use the given sentence as the basis of the new sentence. That means all of the given sentence. You've left out the part about the technician. You don't even mention him.

So far, so good, but you need to try again. OK?

CJ

What if I say the shop is having a security camera installed by a technician?
alrosavilla What if I say the shop is having a security camera installed by a technician?

Now you've got the technician in there. Good work.

CJ

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thanks a lot. I've studied the language for many years, but I don't remember such phrases. You usually say someBODY has something done, but not someTHING has something done. This is why I wanted to ask native speakers.

alrosavilla

thanks a lot. I've studied the language for many years, but I don't remember such phrases. You usually say someBODY has something done, but not someTHING has something done. This is why I wanted to ask native speakers.

Right. This example is unusual. As I said, 'shop' refers to the people responsible for the shop.

CJ

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