Duolingo told me. The right answerv is..."what did the pupils have.."...how come!? They drank...not have..
This past tense definitely cannot be imperfect then?
You mean "bebiam"? It is possible, but it would change the meaning a little, it would be more like "What did they use to drink?".
Also, “what were the students drinking?“ ?
Yes. The imperfect in Portuguese translates as were drinking, used to drink, and the simple past: drank.
What would the difference be between "what do the students drink?" and "what did the students drink?"
The verb changes its form from the present tense to the pretérito perfeito:
Ok, now i got it, didn't read properly. Thanks again Luis
Exactly my question. Could someone elaborate on this?
I have a doubt regarding sentence elements order.. would it be also correct to say 'O que beberam os estudantes?'?
I would say it's correct but this is a very odd way to say this sentence for me as a native.
What's wrong with, "What have the students drank?"
"what is his profession" is "qual ..." but "what did he drink" is "o que..."? I don't get the distinction, can anyone explain it for me? Ta.