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'had been broken into' - past perfect passive?



 
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'had been broken into' - past perfect passive? #1 (permalink) Sun Feb 26, 2006 5:07 am   'had been broken into' - past perfect passive?
 

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #118 "Passive Tense Forms", question 9

How many times have you ......... your house broken into?

(a) been
(b) had
(c) be
(d) have

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #118 "Passive Tense Forms", answer 9

How many times have you had your house broken into?

Correct answer: (b) had
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Why do we use "had" here instead of "been"?

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Have something done #2 (permalink) Sun Feb 26, 2006 10:22 am   Have something done
 

Hi MT,

You want to say: have you been but if you do that, you change the passive from the house to you.

You can say: How many times have you been burgled? but in the sentence in the test the construction is: have something done and it is understood that you don't name the people who do it. You can say: I have had my house painted and that's the use in the sentence: How many times have you had your house broken into (burgled)?

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Re: Have something done #3 (permalink) Fri Nov 11, 2011 0:18 am   Re: Have something done
 

why use this item more explain please
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