Is it common for native speakers to ask somebody to do something using this structure?
Please + sb + V [+ sth].
I always view it as a Chinese-English pattern because it is a common Chinese pattern to ask somebody to do something, especially when the speaker is not directly talking to that person. I’m not sure whether it has been already accepted by some English speakers or not.
For instance, in an email to a group of people, I want to ask Bill, who is also in the cc list, to do something. Can I write:
To make it clearer, plesae Bill tell us how to solve the problem.