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    I have thought

    Are all these versions correct?

    1 I have thought/have been thinking about this problem for a long time, yet I haven't found a solution so far.
    2 I have thought/have been thinking about this problem for a long time but still didn't find a solution.
    3 I have thought/have been thinking about this problem for a long time without finding a solution by now.
    4 I have thought/have been thinking about this problem for a long time but still can't find a solution.

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    Re: I have thought

    1. and 4. are good.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    Re: I have thought

    Conversationally, we'd start by saying I've ...

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    Re: I have thought

    Does it make no difference whether I use "have thought" or "have been thinking" in the first part of the sentence?
    Would sentences 2 and 3 be correct if I omitted "still" and "by now"?

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