Reply Mon 5 Oct, 2015 05:35 am
Could I use joining?

-It would be their pleasure to have you __ their Consultation Night.

The OALD says 'have sb doing sth' is a possible structure, but the meaning is 'make someone do something', which does not fit. In the above, I am inviting someone, not forcing someone. But I am not sure whether this 'have sb doing sth' structure has one single meaning only.
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Reply Mon 5 Oct, 2015 05:39 am
The OALD is correct. In your example, you have to use 'join.'

We'd love to have you attend the ceremony.


The boss has Tom cleaning the sludge pit.
Reply Thu 8 Oct, 2015 03:52 am
Excellent answer. Thank you.~
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