In the following sentence:

Since there are many row values at each step of the process, one approach we thought about is to aggregate all the row values into a single value

What is the alternative of one “we thought about” in academic writing?

**Answer**

Since there are many row values at each step of the process, one approach we **considered** was to aggregate all the row values into a single value

Since there are many row values at each step of the process, one approach we **contemplated** was to aggregate all the row values into a single value

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examined or scrutinised would also work.

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