What was she wearing..? vs What did she wear ...?

Tenacious Learner

Senior Member
Spanish
Hello teachers,
I believe that #1 is correct and #2 is not. I just don't know why #2 is not correct. Could you tell me?

1. What was she wearing around her neck when she arrived at the restaurant?
(She was wearing) a scarf.
2. What did she wear around her neck when she arrived at the restaurant?
(She wore) a scarf.

Thanks in advance.
 
  • DonnyB

    Sixties Mod
    English UK Southern Standard English
    Version (2) might work conveying the sense of "What did she used to wear..." - in other words referring to habitual action on a number of occasions. Even then it sounds a bit odd.

    I'd expect version (1) with the past continuous tense. :)
     

    Tenacious Learner

    Senior Member
    Spanish
    Version (2) might work conveying the sense of "What did she used to wear..." - in other words referring to habitual action on a number of occasions. Even then it sounds a bit odd.
    Hi DonnyB,
    Thanks for your help and for telling me when it migh work. ;)

    TL
     
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