A few days ago, I posted a question in a different community where I observed an interesting piece of sentence. Here's the link. In the first comment:
"there's a lot of restrictions on using costly instruments in private colleges whereas we get a lot of liberty to get hands-on lab experience in public ones": I'm not sure this is an inherent difference between private and public institutions. Couldn't it be that the institutions in your experience simply had different policies or cultures, that just happened to coincide with their public/private status?
The person writing seems to be older and knows a lot more than me regarding graduate school. Instead of writing directly and asserting the point, he puts it as a suggestion. Likewise, while interacting with many people, I have observed similar speaking styles in a number of occasions. My question is why do they write it like that? Is it some kind of writing style? Or is this simply a manner thing?