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Hi, all!

I have some questions. Here they are.

Do the following two sentenses express the same thought?
And in which situations do I need to use the "to get smth. done" construction?

1) I have(need) to wash my car.
2) I have to get my car washed.

And the second question is:
Is there any difference between the following expressions?

have smb. do smth.
have smb. doing smth.
have smth. done / get smth. done

For example:

1) The coach has us do exercises every morning.
2) The coach has us doing exercises every morning.
3) The coach gets us done exercises every morning.

By the way, I think I can't use "has" in the last sentense.
Am I right?
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Nomad04Hi, all!

I have some questions. Here they are.

Do the following two sentenses express the same thought?
And in which situations do I need to use the "to get smth. done" construction?

1) I have(need) to wash my car. This seems to say that you are going to do it. Or at least, it is possible that you will do it yourself.
2) I have to get my car washed. Someone else will be doing the washing.

And the second question is:
Is there any difference between the following expressions?

have smb. do smth.
have smb. doing smth.
have smth. done / get smth. done

For example:

1) The coach has us do exercises every morning.
2) The coach has us doing exercises every morning. I don't see a difference between 1 & 2, except that 2 emphasizes the ongoing nature of these exercises a little more. You might be actually doing the exercises as you say this.
3) The coach gets us done exercises every morning. This is not grammatical.

By the way, I think I can't use "has" in the last sentense. ? There is no "has" in the last sentence
Am I right?
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Grammar Geek, thanks for your answer.

Hmm...I thought I can use "to get smth. done" also when the subject of a sentence is a person who is doing an action expressed by the Past participle by oneself.

To clear my thought:

I had my car repaired. (Somebody did it for me.)
I got my car repaired. (I did it by myself.)

So, what about that example:
I managed to get my car repaired at time. (Can I use that sentence to express the idea of doing it by myself?)
I got my car repaired. - This says to me that you had someone else do it.

If you want to say you did it yourself, just say "I repaired my car."

You're right that it is possible to think you did it yourself if you say "I managed to get it repaired in time for our trip" but it would be more clear what you mean if you simply say "I managed to repair it in time for my trip."
<You're right that it is possible to think you did it yourself if you say "I managed to get it repaired in time for our trip" but it would be more clear what you mean if you simply say "I managed to repair it in time for my trip.">

How about:

"I finally got done what (it was) I had to do." I say things like that all the time.

My mum said things like:

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