～て もらう・～て いただく
Get Someone to do Something
This structure expresses the ideas of getting someone to do something or (particularly with いただく) of someone doing something for you as a favour.
This structure also expresses the idea of receiving an action as a favour from someone.
In this sense, the structure is very similar to the use of もらう that we learnt in Year 11.
Here are some examples that show ～て もらう・～て いただく in various situations and various tenses:
Often, the giver and/or receiver are left out of the sentence, especially if that part is obvious, and the important part is the receiving of the favour /OR/ the fact that you got someone else to do it for you.
- This structure is used to express that you (or someone in your group) receives the favour, NOT when you do a favour for someone else.
- You can leave the receiver and/or the giver out of the sentence.
- Use ～ていただく instead of ～てもらう when you need to convey a sense of respect towards the person doing the favour for you.