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I am writing an email to my work colleagues regarding a current project. I am the lead for the project, and also one of the workers. I want to describe an activity that I think the whole group should take part in, but I am not in a position to say "do it this way", and even if I was, that's not how I would want to act. What is the best way to express this idea?

My current draft reads as follows, but I don't think it sounds right:

I would like for us all to X.

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  • Let's do X.

  • How about we do X?

  • I think it'd be a good idea to do X.

  • X is a good option, don't you think?

I hope one of those helps. It's hard for me to understand what sentiment exactly you're trying to express, but I understand why you'd want to be vague.

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"How about you all do X" seems to imply you're going to offload the work to your team and don't want to do the work yourself; How about "How about we do X?"? – Lie Ryan Nov 10 '10 at 9:46
Good suggestion. – Joshua Karstendick Nov 10 '10 at 15:03
Great suggestions. Thank you! – e.James Nov 10 '10 at 16:59
@e.James You're welcome. Which one did you go with in your e-mail? – Joshua Karstendick Nov 10 '10 at 17:05
I chose "I think it would be a good idea to X" based on your third option. – e.James Nov 10 '10 at 17:23

"I would like us all to X" is how I would write it. The "for" really isn't necessary.

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Thank you. I think that explains why my original sentence sounded wrong. – e.James Nov 10 '10 at 16:58

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