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Dear sir/madam,

I heard this question uttered in a movie in which a scene is about a child asking her guardian about a man whom she has met. the question is 'Was he wearing any ring?' the past continuous tense is used here. Would there be any difference if the question is asked this way, 'Did he wear any ring?'

Thanks.
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Both the questions are okay.
thanks,

To my ear, 'Was he wearing any ring?' seems like the man probably has the ring, but he did not wear it whereas 'did he wear any ring' indicates whether the man may or may not have the ring. that's only an opinion.
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'Was he wearing any ring?' seems to me more appropriate as it indicates at that point in time, in parallel with the meeting, during the meeting
'Did he wear any ring?' is less appropriate IMO, as it indicates at any/some point in the past
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sebayanpendamTo my ear, 'Was he wearing any ring?' seems like the man probably has the ring, but he did not wear it whereas 'did he wear any ring' indicates whether the man may or may not have the ring. that's only an opinion.
No. Not quite right.
Was he wearing any ring? -- at the moment you saw him.
Did he wear any ring -- ever, at any time -- was he in the habit of wearing a ring sometimes? -- even if he was not wearing any ring at the moment you saw him.

CJ