have A done by someone more important?

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eyeball_tickler

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Japanese
Would it be strange to use "have A done" when getting it done by someone more important / higher in rank than you?

For instance, say, I organise a certain course, and students send their applications to me.
If I want their recommendation letters directly from their referees, rather than the students themselves, could I say

"You also need to have your recommendation letter directly sent by your referee / reference to ABC@XYZ.com"?

Or would the above sound strange, assuming the students would most likely be asking someone like their professors to do so?

Thanks in advance!
 
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  • NXH131

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    English
    You could change it to "You also need to have your recommendation letter sent directly to ABC@XYZ.COM by your referee"

    OR

    "your referee must send your letter of recommendation to etc."
     

    eyeball_tickler

    Member
    Japanese
    Thanks for your response!
    But other than the word order, does the main bit of my question (have your recommendation letter sent) sound ok even in this situation?
     
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