get something did

Delest

Member
Polish
Hello everyone,

My question concerns the usage of the structure "have/get something done", I do understand that in order for it to be grammatically correct we need have/get + object + past participle verb, e.g. "I had my car repaired", or "I got my nails done". It is all clear. However, is it sometimes possible, or perhaps natural in an informal surrounding to say did and not done? Or maybe it is common in spoken American English?

The Office S03E15,

Michael Scott: "So get your suits to the dry cleaners, and get your hair did"​

Any comments on that sentence?

Thanks.

<-----Edited by moderator (Florentia52) to remove abbreviation----->
 
Last edited by a moderator:
  • Delest

    Member
    Polish
    No, he is not illiterate. Maybe you are right that it was an attempt at humor. Nevertheless, I am still interested whether this construction, get something did, is present in spoken English?

    <-----Edited by moderator (Florentia52) to remove abbreviation----->
     
    Last edited by a moderator:
    < Previous | Next >
    Top