Can you explain this? "I hardly had time for lunch." at the end, I ate or I didn't.
Oct 16, 2012 10:42 PM
Answers · 3
Yes, you did eat. But since you really were hard pressed for time, you had to eat really quickly ! In some contexts however, this can also mean that you did not eat. e.g. "After I was done with my homework, I hardly had time for lunch. So I had to run to the classroom grabbing a sandwich (which too, I did not manage to eat)"
October 17, 2012
Depends on the situation and the intonation. She could be saying why she didn't have lunch in a sarcastic way. Or she could be saying she had to hurry her meal.
October 16, 2012
You ate. But you had to swallow fast!! On the other hand this can be a thought that goes through someone's head as he contemplates whether to bother with lunch because he knows it will be such a hurry. It depends on the context.
October 16, 2012
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