Did you eat the sandwich?

Vronsky

Senior Member
Russian - Russia
"Did you eat the sandwich?"
What does the questioner want to know?
1) Are you the person who ate the sandwich?
or
2) Did you eat the sandwich or not? (Does the sandwich still exist?)

Thanks!
 
  • Florentia52

    Modwoman in the attic
    English - United States
    The context would determine the meaning. It's unlikely the sentence could have both interpretations in any given context.
     

    Vronsky

    Senior Member
    Russian - Russia
    All I want to know is if both interpretations are possible for the question. :)
    That is, are there contexts in which the question can have those meanings?
    That is, are the sentences 1 and 2 possible correct interpretations for the question?
    (I have tried to express as clearly as I can.)
     
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