In business communication, people often faced with the situation the supply of goods and services. There are nuances in the use of English words offer, suggest, propose, and combinations with them, possession of which would feel competent in business communication. Offer – a proposal of something to consent or refusal. In English, there are design to offer smth. to smb. : The secretary offered us a cup of coffee.
If we specify at what price, then we say the formula with the preposition for: The sales manager offered me the item for $ 100. The sales manager offered me the item for $ 100. We can offer do something: offer to do something: She offered to bring a glass of juice. Should not change this order of words in a sentence, so the proposal She offered them to have some juice contains an error: the word of them is not the place between two parts of a compound predicate, and offer to do. Suggest the word means in English "Offer for consideration, but it does not necessarily imply that someone would seriously consider this advice, suggestion, or motivation.
In the use of this word is also worth remembering: suggest smth. to do smth. or suggest doing smth. For example: He suggested a party to his friends. Have you suggested it to the official? It is often said: suggest (that) smb. (Should) do smth. : He suggested (that) they (should) cancel the appointment. As for the occurrences of the word propose, then they are similar to earlier: I propose starting holidays on the 15th of July. We proposed our new goods to Ukrainian market this year. The chairman proposed that the points (should) be decided at the next meeting. Propose among this three-word has the most official tone, and is used most often on business management: debates, meetings, elections, etc. still exists meaning of this word, which is close to the concept in the Russian language: plan, intend to: What do you propose to do about this matter? I proposed to go to the hotel and stay there. Thus, good use of Your business English structures, meaning the proposal would help to establish cooperation with more and more new customers.