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We consider here how to solve the problem.

I am trying to rewrite the sentence above without the personal pronoun "we". My example is as follows:

It is considered here how to solve the problem.

Does the rewritten sentence make sense? I think "how to solve the problem is considered here" may be better but the subject is too longer.

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  • A / The solution to the problem is considered here. Sep 16, 2018 at 19:33
  • Is the expression "It is considered how to..." grammatically incorrect?
    – rama9
    Sep 16, 2018 at 19:43
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    No, but is almost a Yoda sentence. Sep 16, 2018 at 19:44
  • How about "a method is considered here how to"?
    – rama9
    Sep 16, 2018 at 19:50
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    It is grammatically marginal, IMO. If you're going to include a how-clause, you can make that clause the subject. How to blah blah blah is discussed. No need to use an it-cleft. But if you prefer to write like a non-native speaker, "It is discussed, how to ..." is a perfect choice.
    – TimR
    Sep 16, 2018 at 23:08

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It sounds like you are inviting the reader to continue as you discuss solving a problem you have just posed.

To re-write it without using "we" you could say:

How to solve the problem will now be considered.

or

How to solve the problem will be considered next.

I'm not sure why you are trying to remove "we" so this next suggestion may not be suitable, but the above two suggestions are a little formal, so if you want to maintain a conversational manner but simply avoid "we" (for whatever reason), you could also say:

Let's now consider how to solve the problem.

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    "Let's" is "Let us" which is "we". Sep 16, 2018 at 19:46
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    @WeatherVane I agree its tantamount to the same, but the OP doesn't say why he is trying to avoid that word. Is it the meaning they are trying to avoid, or just the word? I've given two other good, but entirely impersonal, suggestions. And actually, "we" does not explicitly include the reader. "We" could just refer to multiple authors. "Let us" is more an invitation for the reader to consider the solution with the author.
    – Astralbee
    Sep 16, 2018 at 19:47

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