Business Writing Tip #70—Making Recommendations

This is another post in the series on report writing aimed to help you when you are searching for words to add variety to your writing.

I often suggest that people develop and use templates if they are producing particular types of documents regularly. Do this and, when you are ready to write a document, you don’t have to worry about developing the framework. Here are some possible expressions you can use in the recommendation section of your report template.

Remember, these are just for guidance. You need to choose the appropriate expression based on the context, audience and style of report you are writing.Recommended stamp

Suggested expressions:

We’d suggest …

I/we therefore (strongly) recommend that …

In my opinion, we should …

Based on the figures we have, I’m quite certain that …

I would therefore recommend that we …

It would seem that … is the best idea.

Having considered the options, I would like to suggest/recommend that …

You may wish to consider …

I propose that …

We should also …

I believe that we should …

We could …

If we were to …, we could …

I suggest we … We would then be able to …

All things considered, I believe that …

Taking all these points into consideration, I would recommend …

I recommend that we look into the possibility of …

These findings suggest several courses of action for …

An implication of these findings is that both … and … should be taken into account when …

The findings of this study have a number of important implications for future practice/policy. These include …

There is, therefore, a definite need for …

There are a number of important changes which need to be made. These include …

Another important practical implication is that …

Moreover, more … should be made available to …

Other types of … could include: a) … b) … , etc.

Unless [the organisation] adopts … , … will not be attained.

This information can be used to develop targeted interventions aimed at …

A reasonable approach to tackle this issue could be to …

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