propose 接動名詞時,意指建議。這樣的用法跟 propose 後面接 that 子句的意思是一樣的。

  • John proposed going to the debate.
  • I proposed having lunch together.
  • Who proposed eating at this restaurant?
  • I propose that we buy a smaller car.
  • I propose buying a smaller car.

propose 接不定詞意指意圖或提議。

  • The Government proposes to bring in new laws.
  • I propose to finish this meeting tomorrow.
  • He proposed to go so I didn't have to.
  • Janet has proposed to take notes and circulate them afterwards.