1

In my opinion, a sentence such as

"Therefore, one should come up with another solution."

too informal for something like a technical report or scientific article. Is it indeed usually considered as colloquial language?

1 Answer 1

2

Probably. Unless you are quoting dialogue, it would be better in writing to request that someone "research" alternative solutions, than "come up with" them.

3
  • 1
    research does not quite mean come up with; a closer match is find. Although maybe research is what the OP wants to say. Commented Jan 4, 2019 at 3:44
  • 1
    @Peter Shor - Touché... Mea culpa.
    – Oldbag
    Commented Jan 4, 2019 at 10:40
  • Yes indeed, that's what I was referring to!
    – Daniel
    Commented Jan 4, 2019 at 17:06

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.