Tone and Language Choice for Making Suggestions
1. If necessary, begin with why you´re writing.
Ex. I´m Trying to set up a time when we could all meet to talk about…
2. Be direct if the suggestion is routine.
Ex.Let´s talk about this at our meeting on Friday.
3. Be less direct if the suggestion is not routine.
Ex. It might be a good idea to talk about this with Jorge.
Let´s talk about this.
How about Friday?
How about meeting tomorrow?
Would Tuesday work?/be okay?
Why don´t we…?
Less direct Suggestions:
If you can/could…, we can/could/will…
I´m wondering if we could…?
Do you think we should/could…?
Maybe we should/could…
I was wondering about whether we might be able to…?
What do you think?
I´d like to get your ideas/ suggestions on this idea.
Note: the simple form of the verb follows “Let´s” and modal auxiliary verbs such as would, could, can. Use a noun or gerund after “How about”.