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"Alikuwa amefanya kazi"

Translation:He had done work

January 20, 2018



Is "he had work done" has the same meaning? (I'm not native in English)


No, that actually has a very different meaning actually. It means that he caused someone else to do work.

I had waxed my legs. = I waxed my legs ... but in past perfect.

I had my legs waxed. = I had someone wax my legs. = Somebody else waxed my legs for me (and I made that happen).

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