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  1. Key Member
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    propose v. declare oneself v. offer v. pop the question

    I use wordweb and propose means there: Ask someone to marry you. "Declare oneself, offer and pop the question" are synonyms of propose in this meaning. Would you like to help me understand their usage in this sense.

    Example sentence: He proposed that they get married.

    How can I say this sentence with other identical ones?

    1.He declared oneself that they get married?

    2.He offered that they get married.

    3.He popped the question that they get married.


    Thank you.

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    Re: propose v. declare oneself v. offer v. pop the question

    None of your sentences are natural. The beautifully simple "He proposed" says everything that's needed.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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