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    i have thought this so many times

    what is the right way to say i thought something many times over the past

    "i have thought this so many times"
    or
    " i used to think that so many times"
    or none of the above?

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    Re: i have thought this so many times

    I have thought about this many times.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: i have thought this so many times

    Quote Originally Posted by georgexa View Post
    What is the right way to say ​I thought something many times over in the past?

    "I have thought [about] this so many times."
    or
    "I used to think [about] that so many times a lot."
    or none neither of the above?
    First, see my corrections above. It is important to follow these rules of written English:

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - End every sentence with one appropriate punctuation mark.
    - Always capitalise the word "I".
    - Don't put a space after opening quotation marks or before closing quotation marks.

    Your sentences can be used with the corrections shown.

    Context will dictate whether you need "about" or not.

    John: Do you think about global warming?
    Jane: I used to think about it a lot but I have more important things to worry about now.

    John: I think Brad Pitt is the best actor in the world.
    Jane: I used to think that but now I think Jake Gyllenhaal is better.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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