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I had my watch stolen.
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  • duran
  • Aug 15th 2011, 22:50
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  • dada
  • Apr 22nd 2012, 22:50
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  • Silja
  • Jun 19th 2014, 11:01
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Sentence #258135

I had my watch stolen.

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Apr 5th 2014, 23:23 - edited Apr 5th 2014, 23:24
This wording makes it sound as if one had a setup to have their own watch stolen. I don't know any Japanese, so I don't know about the original sense of the sentence, but yeah.
Apr 6th 2014, 04:51
"I had my watch stolen." is an OK English sentence.

In certain contexts it could mean that I arranged for it to be stolen, but that is unlikely in the above English sentence. This sentence here is in the passive voice (causative passive) and is like saying "I had my hair cut." Another way to say it would be "My watch was stolen." (passive) or "Someone stole my watch." (active)

Apr 6th 2014, 05:06

[#3153889] My watch was stolen.
[#3153890] Someone stole my watch.
[#251010] My watch has been stolen.

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