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New post 17 Feb 2018, 04:20
Hi experts :

although I read the whole thread, I still a bit confused, genuinely need your explanation

1/
what's the difference between "aim at doing" and "aim to do"?
2/
"aim" in A is verb - ed , as a modifier, why not aiming ?

I encounter one OG problem,
Last week local shrimpers held a news conference to take some credit for the resurgence of the rare Kemp???s ridley turtle, saying that their compliance with laws requiring that turtle-excluder devices be on shrimp nets protect adult sea turtles.
(A) requiring that turtle-excluder devices be on shrimp nets protect
(B) requiring turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets is protecting
(C) that require turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets protect
(D) to require turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets are protecting
(E) to require turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets is protecting

like "law requiring", why not "policy aiming"?

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The Baldrick Manufacturing Company has for several years followed a policy aimed at decreasing operating costs and improving the efficiency of its distribution system.

(A) aimed at decreasing operating costs and improving
(B) aimed at the decreasing of operating costs and to improve
(C) aiming at the decreasing of operating costs and improving
(D) the aim of which is the decreasing of operating costs and improving
(E) with the aim to decrease operating costs and to improve

zoezhuyan wrote:
Hi experts :

although I read the whole thread, I still a bit confused, genuinely need your explanation

1/
what's the difference between "aim at doing" and "aim to do"?
2/
"aim" in A is verb - ed , as a modifier, why not aiming ?

I encounter one OG problem,
Last week local shrimpers held a news conference to take some credit for the resurgence of the rare Kemp???s ridley turtle, saying that their compliance with laws requiring that turtle-excluder devices be on shrimp nets protect adult sea turtles.
(A) requiring that turtle-excluder devices be on shrimp nets protect
(B) requiring turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets is protecting
(C) that require turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets protect
(D) to require turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets are protecting
(E) to require turtle-excluder devices on shrimp nets is protecting

like "law requiring", why not "policy aiming"?

Thanks a lot

have a nice day


Dear mikemcgarry, MagooshExpert Carolyn,GMATNinjaTwo, GMATNinja, sayantanc2k,
Anyone can help me ?

Thanks in advance
Have a nice day
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New post 31 Mar 2018, 11:43
zoezhuyan wrote:
Dear mikemcgarry, MagooshExpert Carolyn,GMATNinjaTwo, GMATNinja, sayantanc2k,
Anyone can help me ?

Thanks in advance
Have a nice day
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Hi zoezhuyan!

Please see JarvisR's very useful post for an explanation of the difference between "aim at" and "aim to":

JarvisR wrote:
Aim to vs Aim at Vs with Aim of

Aim to (idiom)
Meaning - Try or intend to do something.
e.g : We aim to please our customers, or She aims to fly to California.
Correct usage: aim to + verb

With the Aim Of:
b. Joe is writing the book with the aim of finishing it by the end of this month.
Note:With the aim to is unidiomatic

Aim at (idiom)
Meaning - Direct a missile or criticism at something or someone; to plan, intend or to have as one's purpose
e.g: In his last speech the President took aim at the opposition leader.
He aims at finishing tomorrow.


So to summarize, "aim to do" means "try to do", whereas "aim at doing" means more like "intend to do". If we use "aim to", there is more uncertainty about whether or not the goal will be reached. Here, the intention of the company's policy is intended to decrease costs and improve efficiency, so it makes sense to use "aimed to".

As for your second question, there isn't any strict reason why we can't use "aiming at" here instead of "aimed at". You're correct that it's acting as a modifier here :-) So the sentence would be correct either way.

Hope that helps! :-)
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