I'd like to know the difference between (1) and (2).
1. What did he say?
2. What did he have to say?
I'd like to know which is natural, 1 or 2?
(His wife answered the phone)
He: Who was that?
His wife: That was our son.
He: 1. Oh, really? What did he say?
2. Oh, really? What did he have to say?
Thank you in advance.
I would go with #1.Originally Posted by Unregistered
I would use #2 if they were expecting to hear some explanation from him, some kind of justification or maybe just addressing an issue they have already discussed previously.