In her work, Sabine forgot to check the validity of some figures.
Robert, one of her colleagues reviewing her work before approving it, wrote in his remarks: "Wouldn't we need to check the validity of the column 3, as well ?"
My question is:
1- Why didn't Robert simply say : "Don't we need to check the validity of the column 3, as well ?"
2- Is there any subtilty between the two questions ?
I have the feeling that the one used showed that Robert was a little impatient with her work.
Especially when using a question.
Because, if I were reviewing, I would just say :
"We also need to check column 3."
"Please, check column 3."
"It looks like you forgot to check column 3".