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# To succeed in these tests it is absolutely necessary for you

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To succeed in these tests it is absolutely necessary for you to aim at speed and accuracy.

(A) for you to aim at speed and accuracy.

(B) for you to aim for speed and accuracy.

(C) for you to go for speed and accuracy.

(D) that you aim speed and accuracy.

(E) that you should aim for speed and accuracy.
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29 Jun 2008, 23:23
OA is A. Apparently the correct idiom is "to aim at". I originally thought B as well...this idiom doesn't seem right to me??
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29 Jun 2008, 23:28
interesting

aim at is correct when it is used in a literal sense to describe an action.

I have a hard time using "aim at" in a metaphorical or a rhetorical phrase.

for example: "I aim for a high score" versus "I aim at a high score"
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30 Jun 2008, 10:36
gmatnub wrote:
interesting

aim at is correct when it is used in a literal sense to describe an action.

I have a hard time using "aim at" in a metaphorical or a rhetorical phrase.

for example: "I aim for a high score" versus "I aim at a high score"

Akamai has a good explanation here:
11-p23643?t=4360&hilit=To+succeed+in+these+tests+it+is+absolutely+necessary#p23643
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30 Jun 2008, 10:44
I didn't find a good explanation, i found a post that said "Here is my answer, will explain more later. I need to sleep now."

And then nothing from Akamai after in this thread after that.

goalsnr wrote:
gmatnub wrote:
interesting

aim at is correct when it is used in a literal sense to describe an action.

I have a hard time using "aim at" in a metaphorical or a rhetorical phrase.

for example: "I aim for a high score" versus "I aim at a high score"

Akamai has a good explanation here:
http://gmatclub.com/forum/11-p23643?t=4 ... ary#p23643

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**I'm pretty sure I'm right, but then again, I'm just a guy with his head up his a$$. GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings VP Joined: 03 Apr 2007 Posts: 1367 Followers: 4 Kudos [?]: 613 [0], given: 10 Re: SC - Speed and Accuracy [#permalink] ### Show Tags 30 Jun 2008, 10:55 jallenmorris wrote: I didn't find a good explanation, i found a post that said "Here is my answer, will explain more later. I need to sleep now." And then nothing from Akamai after in this thread after that. goalsnr wrote: gmatnub wrote: interesting aim at is correct when it is used in a literal sense to describe an action. I have a hard time using "aim at" in a metaphorical or a rhetorical phrase. for example: "I aim for a high score" versus "I aim at a high score" Akamai has a good explanation here: 11-p23643?t=4360&hilit=To+succeed+in+these+tests+it+is+absolutely+necessary#p23643 Iam not sure what you are talking about. Anyways this the post Iam referring to and the highlighted sentences explain when to use "aim for " and "aim at" I choose BEEB 1) B. IMO you aim "at" a specific thing, you aim "for" more general or intangible things. I have aimed my sights at the corner office for years. I have aimed for the wealth and popularity that comes with it. 2) E. A has redundant "month of September". D is awkward. E nicely rephrases A without redundacy or changingthe meaning of the sentence. 3) E. B is too general -- education can be always useful for something other than entrepreneurship. 4). B. IMO, surprised "by" is the proper idiom. B is most succinct. _________________ Best, AkamaiBrah Senior Instructor, Manhattan GMAT NYC Manager, Barclays Capital Structured Finance IT NYC MFE, Haas School of Business UC Berkeley, Class of 2005 MBA, Anderson School of Management UCLA, Class of 1993 SVP Joined: 30 Apr 2008 Posts: 1887 Location: Oklahoma City Schools: Hard Knocks Followers: 40 Kudos [?]: 570 [0], given: 32 Re: SC - Speed and Accuracy [#permalink] ### Show Tags 30 Jun 2008, 11:41 AkamaiBrah wrote: Zhung Gazi wrote: ashwyns wrote: (Zhung Ghazi, u got it right, buddy. I wud like to know ur final GMAT score when u ever give (ur answers generally tend to be correct all the time). Now for the explanation- Dont generalize that my answers were, are, and will be correct! I do not consider CRACK GMAT to be an authoritative source for "official" answers and I STRONGLY disagree with 1,3, and 4. I will defend my answers more fully tomorrow== must sleep now. I didn't find anything from AkamaiBrah after that. _________________ ------------------------------------ J Allen Morris **I'm pretty sure I'm right, but then again, I'm just a guy with his head up his a$$.

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