1. The structure have+object+V is used to show that one person is causing another to do something. E.g. They had us clean the floor in the assembly hall after the ball. We’ll have you believe that I can be trusted.
2. The structure have+object+Ving is used to refer to the results we are trying to achieve, or consequences that are not always desirable. E.g. We’ll have you dancing professionally in six months. Stop that noise or you’ll have everyone coming here to complain.
3. The structure won’t/can’t+have+object+V/Ving is used to refer to something we disapprove of. E.g. / won’t have you sitting (sit) about and waiting when your best friend is in trouble. They couldn’t have the children waste (wasting) a good chance to learn something new.
41 Use one of the structures with have+object to express the same ideas.
1. I’ll do it so that you’ll be able to speak French in a year or two. 2. They couldn’t put up with the fact that the boys were playing football right under their windows. 3. The teachers made us learn our roles by heart. 4. Don’t touch your brother’s things or he’ll cry. 5. I can’t stand it when they go telling everyone our secrets. 6. I wish I could make you know that I am your friend. 7. Stop shouting, otherwise your parents will come downstairs to find out what is up. 8. I’d like to make my parents believe that I can cope with difficult situations. 9. 1 promise your child will be able to swim very soon. 10. Don’t shoot. Shooting can attract the attention of the police and they’ll be here in no time.