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Sorry for maybe stupid question. "Is Tom drawing the picture" and "Is Tom drawing a picture". Do I understand correctly that the first means "I see a picture. I want to know who is drawing it" but the second "I want to know what is Tom doing now "?

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For the first one, when on says

Is Tom drawing a picture?

It implies that you are wondering whether Tom is drawing a picture or drawing something else.

For the second one, when one says

Is Tom drawing the picture?

It implies that you want to know whether Tom is drawing a specific picture that you are referring to, hence the use of "the picture".

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