Causative or Causal verbs constitute different forms of the verbs Have, Get and Make which affect the sense of causation when used with other main verbs.
The subject of a causal causes somebody else (the agent) to do something in the following ways:
- by convincing or requesting;
- by paying some money, etc.; or
- by forcing or persuading.
Here, Have (in all its forms) indicates convincing or requesting; Get (in all its forms)
indicates payment of money, etc.; and Make (in all its forms) indicates forcing or persuading.
- I have my mother iron my school uniform.
- I have my school uniform ironed by my Mother.
- Henry gets a watch mechanic to repair her watch.
- Henry gets her watch repaired by a watch mechanic.
- The teacher made the kids sketch the Taj.