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"The teenager got a taxi with three other girls and one of Matturie's friends to Mendy's house, where the girls had their mobile phones taken away before going inside, the court was told. "

please correct me if I got this incorrect : "the girls made someone to take away their phones"

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Hasibul Alamplease correct me if I got this incorrect : "the girls made someone to take away their phones"

No. You are right that it can be hard to tell, but in this case, context makes it easy. The girls were required to give someone their phones.

isn't it like " i had my car painted"

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Hasibul Alam

isn't it like " i had my car painted"

No. The pattern is the same, but it is not quite the same usage. You have to interpret the meaning in context.

The girls had their mobile phones taken away before going inside, the court was told. => Someone (the guards or authorities) took the girl's mobile phones away from them before the girls went inside.

The action of going inside caused the girls to have to relinquish their mobile phones.

I had my car painted. => You took your car to a shop and someone painted it.


Can you interpret the meaning of this sentence?

When a suspect in a crime has their passport seized by law enforcement, the passport can be held by the law enforcement agency until after the investigation.

law enforcement has seized their passport. its quite easy because this sentence contain by law enforcement but when I say

i have my driver "I had my work done" implies that you had somebody else to do your work for you."

then why it is different " The girls had their mobile phones taken away" ?

Hasibul Alamthen why it is different " The girls had their mobile phones taken away" ?

The difference is that it hardly makes any sense that the girls would arrange for someone to force them to relinquish possession of their phones. Girls are notoriously attached to their phones. It makes a lot of sense that someone, maybe the one girl's mother, would not want them doing what girls do on their phones in her house. The context makes it obvious which interpretation is right, and a native reader gets there effortlessly without a moment's confusion. We native readers have the advantage of scanning ahead unconsciously, of course.

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Hasibul Alamthen why it is different " The girls had their mobile phones taken away" ?
I had my smartphone taken away.

Would you ask a stranger "Please take my smartphone away so I cannot use it." ?
Is that logical?

Compare:

I had my driver take me to the library. 

Would you ask your driver, "Please take me to the library."?

Is that logical?