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Ways of making a suggestion

perhaps

adverb

used when you are making a suggestion, giving advice, or making a polite request

maybe

adverb

used for making a suggestion when you are not sure what to do

may

modal verb

used when making a polite remark or suggestion

might

modal verb

used for making a suggestion

could

modal verb

used for suggesting to someone a possible course of action, especially when they are in a difficult situation

how about...?

used for suggesting what someone may like to do or choose, or for suggesting a time or place that may be suitable

why not...?

used for making a suggestion

what if...?

used when you are making a helpful suggestion

I/you/they etc could always

used for making a suggestion

I thought (that)

used as a polite way of suggesting something

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