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    Usage of "propose"

    Hi there!
    I have been confusing about the usage of "propose".
    I do understand that "propose" has at least two meanings: "suggest" and "intend, plan"

    Could anyone here help me with the following two sentences?

    1. A plan has been proposed for VN to host the Asia Sports Games at some point in the future.

    Is "propose" here meant "intend, plan", then we should use "propose to do something"?

    2. It was Henry Davison, a Swiss businessman, who proposed forming a federation of National Societies.

    Is "propose" here meant "suggest", then " "propose + V-ing/ that + S + V(subjunctive)?
    Or is it possible if I write "It was Henry Davidson, a Swiss businessman, proposed to form...

    Many thanks for spending time explaning to me.
    Hi there!
    I have been confusing about the usage of "propose".
    I do understand that "propose" has at least two meanings: "suggest" and "intend, plan"

    Could anyone here help me with the following two sentences?

    1. A plan has been proposed for VN to host the Asia Sports Games at some point in the future.

    Is "propose" here meant "intend, plan", then we should use "propose to do something"?

    2. It was Henry Davison, a Swiss businessman, who proposed forming a federation of National Societies.

    Is "propose" here meant "suggest", then " "propose + V-ing/ that + S + V(subjunctive)?
    Or is it possible if I write "It was Henry Davidson, a Swiss businessman, proposed to form...

    Many thanks for spending time explaning to me.

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    Re: Usage of "propose"

    Proposed = offered or offered for approval. Both forms used in your Henry Jefferson examples are OK.

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