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Reiko07
Posted: Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:29:54 AM

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(1) Mom will soon have you clean your room.

(2) Mom will soon have you cleaning your room.

Question: Is there any difference in meaning/connotation between these two sentences?

FounDit
Posted: Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:35:40 AM

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Reiko07 wrote:
(1) Mom will soon have you clean your room.
This one conveys the idea that she will soon require you to clean your room.

(2) Mom will soon have you cleaning your room.
This one conveys the idea of you in the process of cleaning your room.
Question: Is there any difference in meaning/connotation between these two sentences?

sathees kumar
Posted: Thursday, June 10, 2021 2:22:53 PM

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Mom will soon have you clean your room.
Mom will soon have you cleaning your room.
the first sentence has the sense of being made to do a chore while the second one shows the act of doing it.
Reiko07
Posted: Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:38:16 PM

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FounDit wrote:
Reiko07 wrote:
(1) Mom will soon have you clean your room.
This one conveys the idea that she will soon require you to clean your room.

(2) Mom will soon have you cleaning your room.
This one conveys the idea of you in the process of cleaning your room.
Question: Is there any difference in meaning/connotation between these two sentences?


Thanks, FounDit.

(3) Mom will soon get you cleaning your room.

Is there any difference in meaning/connotation between (2) and (3)?


FounDit
Posted: Friday, June 11, 2021 10:57:43 AM

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Reiko07 wrote:
FounDit wrote:
Reiko07 wrote:
(1) Mom will soon have you clean your room.
This one conveys the idea that she will soon require you to clean your room.

(2) Mom will soon have you cleaning your room.
This one conveys the idea of you in the process of cleaning your room.
Question: Is there any difference in meaning/connotation between these two sentences?


Thanks, FounDit.

(3) Mom will soon get you cleaning your room.

Is there any difference in meaning/connotation between (2) and (3)?
This one has the meaning of the first one - that she will have you begin to clean your room soon.

It's similar to "I'll have you starting on the project in 15 minutes", meaning I'll have to wait that long before I can show you what I want you to do. If you change '15 minutes" to "soon", it has the same sense, but no definite time period.


Reiko07
Posted: Saturday, June 12, 2021 12:05:24 AM

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Thanks, FounDit.

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