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aysaa

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Hi,

-I propose you check in a good learner's dictionary.

-I propose you(r) checking in a good learner's dictionary.

-I propose you to check in a good learner's dictionary.

I am aware that the first sentence is OK, but I am not sure the rest. Could you please tell me the second and third are OK or not?

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Hi,

-I propose you check in a good learner's dictionary.

-I propose you(r) checking in a good learner's dictionary.

-I propose you to check in a good learner's dictionary.

I am aware that the first sentence is OK, but I am not sure the rest. Could you please tell me the second and third are OK or not?

Thanks.

No, they are not.
 

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Even the first is not very natural, in my opinion. I'd use 'suggest', not 'propose'.
 

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Thanks for the answers.

Could you please tell me the second and third are OK or not?


Can I ask you one more question? After sending the question, I reliased that I didn't put 'if or whether' in that sentence. Is that wrong or must I use 'if or whether' like that: Could you please tell me if the second and third are OK or not?
 

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It's wrong. You can use either 'if' or 'whether'.

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