Utilizando "propose"

A construção verbal "propose" + "gerund" significa sugerir. Nessa construção, "propose" significa o mesmo do que quando é seguido por uma oração introduzida por "that".

Exemplos
  • 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.

A construção verbal "propose" + infinitivo significa "possuir intenção de" ou oferecer (algo ou a si mesmo).

Exemplos
  • 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.