Reply to "get it complete / completing / completed"

the "get it going/running" construction is not very productive, except with lexical variants in a couple of cases. 

That's true, David, so true that I always teach my students only the pattern with "to"-infinitive along with the one using the past participle, in pairs of examples like the following:

- Peter got a friend to complete the task for him. (active causative meaning)

- Peter got his task completed. (passive causative meaning)

bear_bear's English is so weak that I didn't want to complicate things for him, especially with the change from passive to active meaning.

I agree. I just made the addition in case somebody else came across this thread (that's why I wrote it for the "general public," so to speak). 

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