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    What time are they comming

    Male : What time are "they" coming?
    Female : "They" have already arrived

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    In this case, Male used present continuous. It means Male think that "they" haven't came yet. right?

    and Male can say "what time did they come here?"?

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    Re: What time are they comming

    At the time the male spoke, he did not know they were there. The female told him they were already there.

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    Re: What time are they comming

    Quote Originally Posted by lq36z1 View Post
    Male can say "what time did they come here?"?
    He may say 'What time will they come here?'.

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: What time are they comming

    Quote Originally Posted by lq36z1 View Post
    Male : What time are "they" coming?
    Female : "They" have already arrived.

    Question
    In this case, Male used present continuous. It means Male thinks that "they" haven't came come yet. Right?

    and Male can say "What time did they come here?"?
    Now that he knows they are here: "What time did they get here?"
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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