“I thought it would be a good idea to pull together a contact list for the group, which I've attached.”

English Lesson: I thought it would be a good idea to pull together a contact list for the group, which I've attached.

You're working on a long-term project for your company that involves people from several different departments. You put together a list of names and phone numbers for all of the people working on the project. You email this to everyone in the group.

I thought it would be a good idea to pull together a contact list for the group, which I've attached.

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attach (a computer file)

The word "attach" means to stick or connect two things to each other. When you're writing e-mail and want to send someone a file, you "attach" the file to an e-mail message. The file that you attach is called "an attachment".

a good idea

An idea that you think is smart and useful is "a good idea". 

You can use "good idea" in these ways:

That's a good idea. 

A: We can ask Keisuke.

B: Good idea.

Olivia had a good idea. She suggested that we each score the applications separately and then add up the scores.

pull together (some information)

"Pulling together" a list of information means finding the information and collecting it in one place. People "pull together" things like:

  • contact information for a group of people
  • a list of choices of things to buy

I thought it would be (adjective) to (do something)

Use this phrase to explain why you decided to do something:

I thought it would be nice to get some house plants.

You can also say "I thought it would be ___ for ___":

I thought it would good for you and her to meet and discuss it directly.