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Ways of making a suggestion - thesaurus

Synonyms

perhaps

adverb

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

maybe

adverb

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

may

modal verb

spoken used when making a polite remark or suggestion

might

modal verb

spoken used for making a suggestion

could

modal verb

spoken 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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alternatively

adverb

used for making another suggestion

if you like

used when making an offer or suggestion

(I’ll) tell you what

used when you are going to make a suggestion, proposal, or offer

it’s just a thought

used when offering an idea or a suggestion

it/someone /would/might be wise to do something

used for suggesting what should be done

let’s

used for suggesting that you and one or more other people do something

let’s

used for suggesting that a possible situation needs to be considered

let’s see

used for suggesting that you and one or more other people should find the answer to something

look what/how

verb

used for making a suggestion or when you want someone to pay attention to what you are going to say

may as well

used for suggesting something when you cannot think of anything better to do

may/might (just) as well do something

used for saying that it might be a good idea to do something although it is not essential

might (just) as well

used to suggest doing something because you cannot think of anything better to do

must

modal verb

used for suggesting to someone that they should do something because it would be enjoyable, interesting etc

permit me to do something

used as an extremely polite way of suggesting something to someone who you do not know well

shall

modal verb

used for offering help, suggesting something, or asking someone what they would like you to do

someone could stand something

used for saying that you think that someone should do something because it would be a good thing

suppose/supposing (that)

used for suggesting something

there’s always

used for making a suggestion

what about...?

used for making a suggestion

what do you say I/we do something?

used for making a suggestion

what would someone say to something?

used for asking whether someone would accept a suggestion

would

modal verb

spoken used for advising someone to do something or for suggesting that they do it

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