Have him to reckon with

Ragneda

Senior Member
Russian
Hi!
I was doing an exercise on key word transformation and stumbled upon one phrase that seemed odd to me.

the original phrase:
John, if you threaten Sophia again, you will have to deal with me. Said Charlie

the suggested answer:
Charlie said to John that if he threatened Sophia again, he would have him to reckon with.

As far as I know, the correct structure is “have Sb do sth”, without “to”.
And reckon with whom?
 
  • boozer

    Senior Member
    Bulgarian
    Someone reckons with you.
    You have someone reckon with you. --> Someone will have you to reckon with

    In your case, John will have Charlie to reckon with, i.e. John will reckon with Charlie.
     

    Ragneda

    Senior Member
    Russian
    Someone reckons with you.
    You have someone reckon with you. --> Someone will have you to reckon with

    In your case, John will have Charlie to reckon with, i.e. John will reckon with Charlie.
    Ohhhh... I misread it. Thank you!
     
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