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Last updated at 16:00 BST, Thursday, 19 May 2011


Every week we ask you a different question. Hear what people in London say, then join the conversation! What would be your ideal marriage proposal?

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The Express English team

One woman's ideal proposal would be really normal. She doesn't like all the romantic stuff.

Another woman wants a proposal to be simple and natural. She doesn't even want to go to the movies. Maybe you've got some ideas?

Did you know?


According to a survey by website Skyscanner in 2011, the top five destinations for the ultimate Valentine's Day proposal were:
1. A Gondola in Venice
2. The Eiffel Tower, Paris
3. The Spanish Steps, Rome
4. Under the stars on a camping trip, Scotland
5. The Empire State Building, New York

Language tip

If you are proposing to someone and you ask them if they want to marry you, the response you want to hear is 'yes' or 'I do'. At that point you can declare you are 'engaged to be married'.

Cultural tip

A traditional proposal involves the man getting down on one knee and asking the woman to marry him. He is then supposed to present her with an engagement ring, which should cost about the equivalent of a month's salary! Let's hope he has a good job!

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