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Grammar detail: verb て form + もらう

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verb て form + もらう - to have someone do something
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person + に + verb て form + もらう
means to have a person do something for you or on your behalf.
たなか
田中
さん
ほん
んでもらいました

I had Tanaka-san read a book to me.
In English this construction may simply be translated (using the example above) as 'Tanaka-san read a book to me', but the もらう conveys the additional sense that you benefited from the reading, or brought the situation about.
The humble form of もらう is いただく.
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See also:
  • verb て form + くれる - receive
  • verb て form + あげる - do for somebody, give
  • て form + いただく - to have someone do something (humble)
  • あげる, くれる, もらう - giving and receiving

Kanji used in this grammar

デン   た rice field   
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チュウ   ジュウ   なか middle   
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ホン   book   もと origin   
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ドク   トク   トウ   よ to read   
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