I want to give a fact and then make a question. like this:

Since this info is important for investigation, could we store it for later use?

Is that correct?

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    Since this sentence is obviously correct, could we ask you why do you think it's not? – Tushar Raj May 22 '15 at 10:12
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    I really don't like the informal info used in a formal (or really any written) context. – Dan Bron May 22 '15 at 10:18
  • 'Could' here is the hedging modal (= 'Do you think that we can' / 'Why don't we') with a hint of the 'Is it allowable?' sense. The verb could be used after many other statements: 'Here's some important evidence. Could ...' / 'As my plate is full at the moment, could ...'. // 'Could we store this information for later use? As it is important to the investigation?' shows that the question is really suggesting a structure where there isn't one. – Edwin Ashworth May 22 '15 at 10:50
  • Thank you everyone. I was not sure if this structure was right. just that @Tushar Raj – neisantos May 22 '15 at 13:43
  • should seems more appropriate. But could has two common senses: one is asking about ability, the other is as a suggestion/request (e.g. could we get going now?) The latter fits the sentence in the question. – Barmar May 22 '15 at 22:37

Surely, correct. "Could we store..?" is the second conditional - a supposed action for present or future.

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