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    What does 'Each boy said what he thought had happened' mean?

    Each boy said what he thought had happened.

    This sentence is taken from Collins Cobuild Usage, without context. The Chinese version of the dictionary translates the sentence like this:
    Each boy said that the thing that he had thought of had happened.


    But I would think this sentence means:
    Each boy described what had happened the way he thought it happened.

    Could you please explain what exactly this sentence means?

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    To me it sounds as if each boy gave his version of what he saw happen.

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    #3
    It means, as you say, "Each boy described what had happened the way he thought it happened."

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