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"Long thought to have been" or "thoughtful longer than"? Homo Erectus, long thought to have been the precursor of modern man, now appears to have lived contemporaneously with Homo Sapiens. Homo Erectus, thoughtful longer than the precursor of modern man, now appears to have lived contemporaneously with Homo Sapiens
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The first one is correct. "Long thought" means that many people have had this idea for a long time. Other examples: "Star Wars, long thought to have been one of the greatest film series of all time, recently reappeared in the media." "Margarine, long thought to have been healthier than butter, has recently been denounced by doctors in the U.S.
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