Is "could use" considered rude?

For example:

"We could use some extra information"

"For this task we could use some help from..."

Thank you


It is certainly not rude or impolite but you would be better served using something a little more formal like:

"For this task we could benefit from some help from...."

  • Thank you very much. I cannot upvote you because I have not enough reputation. :-( – ordago Oct 6 '14 at 15:49
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    @ordago You do now! – Araucaria Oct 7 '14 at 11:10
  • I'm at 13, I need 15 points :-) – ordago Oct 8 '14 at 10:12
  • Now I can, upvoted :-) – ordago Oct 29 '14 at 11:14

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