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Sentence #294348

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When did he say he would come?
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ber
Melmi ay d-yenna ad d-yas?
cmn
他說他什麼時候會來?
他说他什么时候会来?
tā shuō tā shén me shíhou huì lái ?
epo
Kiam li venos, diris li?
fra
Quand a-t-il dit qu'il viendrait ?
jpn
彼は何時に来ると言いましたか。
(かれ)何時(いつ)()る と ()いました か 。
rus
Когда он, сказал, придёт?
tur
O, ne zaman geleceğini söyledi?
deu
Wann hat er gesagt, dass er käme?
eng
What time did he say he'd come?
epo
Kiam li diris, ke li venos?
spa
¿A qué hora dice que viene?

Comments

Ooneykcall
2014-11-27 20:21
Ambiguous, I guess? (When did he say that he would come? or When, according to him, would he come?)
Eldad
2014-11-27 20:42
+1
Eldad
2014-11-27 20:43
"he" refers either to him(self) or to someone else.
CK
CK
2014-11-28 03:35 - edited 2014-11-28 03:39
It's not really very ambiguous, if at all.
If we were talking about 2 different people, we'd normally be more specific like in the following.
When did he say Tom was coming?
[#3662341] When did Tom say Mary was coming?
[#3662343] When did Tom say Mary would come?
Ooneykcall
2014-11-28 10:20
I was rather pointing at
When did he say [he would come]?
vs
When [did he say] he would come?

The first interpretation looks unusual but quite possible, no?
sharptoothed
2014-11-28 18:13 - edited 2014-11-28 18:15
In other words, which answer is appropriate for this question? Are both options possible?

Q: When did he say he would come?
A1: He said he would come at 2:30.
A2: It was yesterday when he said this.
Eldad
2014-11-28 19:36
+1
CK
CK
2014-11-28 19:53
I can't imagine any native English speaker asking this question to elicit an answer like A2.
I know for sure that I wouldn't.
Ooneykcall
2014-12-02 00:51
Suppose you actually want to know for whatever reason the time when that sentence was uttered. What would you ask then?