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    Proposal or Proposition

    Can anyone explain the difference between proposal and proposition and when you should use each of them?


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    Re: Proposal or Proposition

    If you are speaking to an aquaintance or colleague regarding an idea for a business or something that you think he/she might be interested in, you would say "I have a proposition to make to you."

    If your friend is very interested in joining in a business with you, you would say "I will send you a written proposal of how I think this could go forward."

    Proposal is more formal, and generally written.

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