Two verbs, have and get, can be used in a special way:
they can be followed by an object
and the past participle
of a verb. When have
and get are used in
this way, the
meaning is something like "someone (verb) (object)":
She has her
her car washed every week. /
She gets her car washed every week.
her car every week.)
He's having his blood pressure checked./
He's getting his blood pressure checked.
checking his blood pressure.)
She's going to have her ears pierced. /
She's going to get her ears pierced.
(Someone's going to
pierce her ears.)
his hair cut. /
He got his hair cut.
I have to have my car fixed. /
I have to
get my car fixed.
(Someone has to fix my car.)
They've had their house painted.
They've gotten their house painted.
painted their house.)