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Idioms related to aim [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2004, 00:05
I see many idioms related to aim :


aim to
aim at
aim for

Can someone tell me the differences in their usage ?

If you know any more wrt aim pls add it.

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 [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2004, 00:18
aim to/for: an aspiration/goal.
ex: I aim to encourage them in their endeavors
ex: I aim for a better result in my next test
The difference between the 2 is that "aim to" is followed by a verb while "aim for" is followed by a noun

aim at: pointing something at someone
ex: I am aiming the gun at him
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2004, 02:31
not at me paul I HOPE.... THAT GUN.... :-D

aim with= any where is that used...

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 [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2004, 08:19
"aim with" is correct :)

aim with your right hand
aim with the weapon
the hunter was taking aim with his bow

I can only think in the "hunting/shooting related" context.

On the internet I saw many references for "take aim with"
what does it exactly mean ?
"A takes aim with B"

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"Can A aim with B ?" - does this sound logical ?
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2004, 10:56
ashkg ...

thnks.... take care


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 [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2004, 03:22
Paul wrote:
aim to/for: an aspiration/goal.
ex: I aim to encourage them in their endeavors
ex: I aim for a better result in my next test
The difference between the 2 is that "aim to" is followed by a verb while "aim for" is followed by a noun

aim at: pointing something at someone
ex: I am aiming the gun at him


How about
aim at getting that perfect body
or
aim at getting the perfect sore ?

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 [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2004, 07:18
abisurd wrote:
Paul wrote:
aim to/for: an aspiration/goal.
ex: I aim to encourage them in their endeavors
ex: I aim for a better result in my next test
The difference between the 2 is that "aim to" is followed by a verb while "aim for" is followed by a noun

aim at: pointing something at someone
ex: I am aiming the gun at him


How about
aim at getting that perfect body
or
aim at getting the perfect sore ?

./abisurd


that doesn't sound correct........that's what my ear is saying :)

As Paul said, aim at ( meaning is "point at")
It would be either "aim to" or "aim for".
"to" would take a verb eg. my aim is to crush my opponent
"for" would probably take a noun eg. aim for the sky

what do you say Paul ?

aim to get a perfect body - sounds better
aim for getting a perfect body - how does this sound.

Guys , Let me know if I am wrong !

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