Here are two example questions:
- What did he mean by that?
- What does he mean by that?
Question 1 seems correct to me because it uses the past tense word 'did,' but the word could also signify that his meaning has changed; which it hasn't. This is why I also think that question 2 could be correct. Would I use Question 2 if the statement the person is referring to was just asked, and use question 1 when the statement was said a while ago?
Can someone please clear my confusion? Thanks!