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    If you find any mistakes in these two sentences, please let me know. I think "proposed her" should be corrected to "proposed to her" in 2.

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    1. He took a very brave chance to propose his love to her. Now? They have five children.
    2. After hesitating for a long time, I proposed her but she showed me the cold shoulder.

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    Re: proposed her

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    1. He took a very brave chance to propose his love to her. Now? They have five children.
    2. After hesitating for a long time, I proposed her but she showed me the cold shoulde
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    (1)
    – For me, "took a brave chance" is not idiomatic.
    – You don't "propose your love", "profess" can work, but here I would use "declare".
    – The last section might work as spoken dialogue, although "And now?" might be more usual. Without knowing the broader context I don't see the need for a question.
    Some possibilities:
    "He took a big chance declaring his love for her. Now, they have five children!"
    "He took a brave gamble declaring his love for her. Now, they have five children!"
    "He bravely took a chance and declared his love for her. Now, they have five children!"

    (2)
    – "… I proposed to her …"
    – In my experience, by far the most common form is to "give the cold shoulder".
    So: "After hesitating for a long time, I proposed to her but she gave me the cold shoulder".

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