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.
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.
Excellent answer. Thank you.~