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I want to explain that we have brought up new research questions and invite researchers to solve them. Do the following sentences make sense for a native? If yes, Which one is better? If no, what replacement can I use? (My sense is that the third one is somewhat rude, isn't it?)

  • We bring up new research questions around the paradigm and call for new research to investigate it and provide solutions for implementing it.
  • We bring up new research questions around the paradigm and call for researchers to investigate it and provide solutions for implementing it.
  • We bring up new research questions around the paradigm and call researchers to investigate it and provide solutions for implementing it.
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    For starters, we don't say: bring up new research. And it's: call ***on**** researchers to investigate them...etc. I think you mean: We point out research issues regarding this paradigm and call on researchers to investigate them and provide solutions for implementing them. – Lambie Jul 7 '17 at 17:59
  • The free dictionary mentions: "call on somebody: 1. to ask someone to do something."" Doesn't that convey some kind of ordering someone and isn't it considered rude? Consider that some researchers are reading or reviewing a paper and the author calls on them to do something. Isn't it considered rude? – Shayan Jul 7 '17 at 18:36
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    @Shayan Not necessarily considered rude. However, I disagree with Lambie: you can use either call for or call on in the second sentence in my opinion. Furthermore, we do indeed say bring up new research questions. We bring up questions all the time. I would not use the last sentence, unless you were actually physically calling or phoning researchers. Finally, there's a sense of call for that means requires: Our new questions call for researchers to investigate them. In this case, it is the questions themselves that require, or call for, research. – BobRodes Jul 8 '17 at 2:21

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