How I say with the correct grammar in English "This is the solution that I searched?"

I think the verb searched didn't is the correct conjugation of the verb

  • What do you think is wrong with the "This is the solution that I searched" Why do you think this is not correct. Please give details.
    – James K
    Oct 8, 2019 at 19:20
  • I have updated my answer Oct 8, 2019 at 19:25
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    "This is the solution I found." Oct 8, 2019 at 19:38

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The word solution is a bit formal. Also "that I searched" is somewhat stilted, and, like solution, searched is a bit too formal.

All told, if you want to sound more natural, you would say something like this:

That's the answer I was looking for.

If you actually want to preserve the level of formality of the phrase in the question, the following would be more likely:

This is the solution I sought.

  • Thanks for your answer and for the your clarification Oct 9, 2019 at 7:48

In English, you search somewhere or some place for something. The object you're trying to find goes with the preposition "for". In your sentence "solution" is what you were trying to find. Therefore the correct way to say it is

This is the solution that I searched for.

Compare with: This is the room that I searched.

  • If I searched for the solution to the problem? or if I'm searching for a solution to the problem and you help me to search it? I can say to "Thanks, this is the solution that I searched for"? Oct 8, 2019 at 20:22

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