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Hi, GM,

@Grammar Man posted:

John also insists on not having his identity revealed in newspaper reports as he fears more harassment and trolling from the public.

What is the meaning of "HAVING"? Why did it use here?

Source : https://www.thenewsminute.com/...ss-public-loo-150562

This is called the passive causative. John insists on not having his identity revealed. = John insists that his identity should not be revealed. = John insists that no one should reveal his identity.

@Grammar Man posted:

Thank you Sir, Would you mind explaining in detail about the passive causative describing the above sentence? What I learned about Passive Causative with get/have. Ex.  I have a headache, so you should have it examined.

Hi, Grammar Man—Perhaps it would help you to see the passive causative in relation to its non-passive counterpart. "You should have it examined" relates to "You should have someone examine it." "I don't want to have my identity revealed" relates to "I don't want to have someone reveal my identity."

Hi, G.M,

@Grammar Man posted:

Lemme write few sentences. Pl check those are right. If I am wrong, please correct me. Thanks in advance.

1) My wife insists on having house painted as quickly as possible because it looks shabby.

2) While having Biriyani cooked, I cut the vegetables for salad. (I meant the "cooking" process is done by my wife)

They are correct, but you should insert a possessive adjective before 'house' in (1). It should be 'our house'.

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