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hirashin

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What does 'had" mean in the following passage? Does it mean "ate" or "was in possession"?

A little boy sat across the aisle from me. He had a cute homemade bento with a panda riceball in it.
 

johnnyG

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It's ambiguous. Given some context--or another word or few--either meaning would be possible.
 
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