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When did he say he would come?

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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?
epo
Kiam li venos, diris li?
fra
Quand a-t-il dit qu'il viendrait ?
ita
Quando ha detto che sarebbe venuto?
ita
Lui quando ha detto che sarebbe venuto?
jpn
彼は何時に来ると言いましたか。
rus
Когда он, сказал, придёт?
spa
¿A qué horas dijo que vendría?
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 link permalink

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 link permalink

+1

Eldad 2014-11-27 20:43 link permalink

"he" refers either to him(self) or to someone else.

CK 2014-11-28 03:35, edited 2014-11-28 03:39 link permalink

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 link permalink

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 link permalink

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 link permalink

+1

CK 2014-11-28 19:53 link permalink

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 link permalink

Suppose you actually want to know for whatever reason the time when that sentence was uttered. What would you ask then?