I'm using a sentence that "Authors give this idea in that somehow describing attitude in another perspective" Here I want to use the sentences with the word contemplate (to view or consider) "Authors give this idea in that somehow contemplating the attitude in another perspective" Is this make sense I mean is it okay to use "contemplating" here? or any better option. Just to keep in view I'm asking from an academic writing perspective.

  • Are you trying to say: Authors convey this idea by describing (or contemplating) attitude from a different perspective? If this is the case, it would be good to tell us what this idea and attitude mean here. Essentially, you can contemplate something without describing it. But you cannot describe something without contemplating it.
    – Shoe
    Mar 29, 2020 at 15:55
  • @Shoe, Now I changed my sentence in another way around, can you check this one"authors of the manuscript given this (I previously mentioned in my text) idea that describe ((or contemplate)) the energy internet from another perspective "
    – Shane
    Mar 29, 2020 at 16:55
  • Sorry, but I don't feel able to give sensible feedback on a decontextualised sentence, whose meaning is not clear to me. As to your key question, I suggest you look up describe and contemplate in a good dictionary, and decide which is the better choice to convey your meaning.
    – Shoe
    Mar 29, 2020 at 18:28
  • Don't take this the wrong way, but the idea of writing fancy for the 'academic writing perspective' may be the source of making your sentence hard to understand. Mar 29, 2020 at 19:08

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When you say that you're asking from an academic perspective, do you mean that you're an academic? Or do mean that you only want answers from academics?

There are too many ways to interpret your sentence. For example:

  • Authors contemplate this attitude from a different perspective.

  • Authors have a different attitude when they contemplate this perspective.

  • Authors have ideas that allow them to contemplate this attitude from different perspectives.

But to answer your question: Yes, I'm sure you can use the word contemplate when you rewrite the sentence.

Focus on clarity. Keep it simple.


I take the sentence to mean the following; Authors give or use this idea in order to somehow contemplate or view the attitude from another perspective

Your use of the phrase in that is out of place. It does not work here. Also the term in another is not normally used in this way. These provide blocks against getting your ideas across.

These prevent the sentence from making sense.

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