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    novar is offline Junior Member
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    simple answer to that complicated question

    Can I say these in English?
    There may be a simple answer to that complicated question, but I can't figure it out.
    There may be a simple answer to that complicated question, but I can't find it.

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    GoesStation is offline Moderator
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    Re: simple answer to that complicated question

    I think you're more likely to hear "figure it out" than "find it".
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: simple answer to that complicated question

    And I would have said a "simple solution" and "figure it out"
    OR
    A "simple answer" and "find it."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: simple answer to that complicated question

    Or work it out.

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