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Unusually-colored food items like green ketchup, pink margarine, and b

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Unusually-colored food items like green ketchup, pink margarine, and blue popcorn are aimed at consumers ages 5–17, but may soon influence adult foods as well.


A. are aimed at consumers

B. are aimed to consumers

C. are aimed to consumers’

D. is aimed at consumers

E. is aimed to consumers

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+1 for A.

A. are aimed at consumers --> Correct, rectifies S-V error, and uses idiom 'aimed at'

B. are aimed to consumers

C. are aimed to consumers’

D. is aimed at consumers

E. is aimed to consumers

Hence, A.
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Bunuel : Is this use of "Like" correct here.?? I though we use such as for list of items.

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Unusually-colored food items like green ketchup, pink margarine, and blue popcorn are aimed at consumers ages 5–17, but may soon influence adult foods as well.

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dkumar2012 wrote:
Bunuel : Is this use of "Like" correct here.?? I though we use such as for list of items.


I think "like" is used in this sentence to compare similar characteristics i.e the unusual colors of some foods. Observe that the sentence says "green ketchup", "pink margarine", not just ketchup or margarine.
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A. are aimed at consumers

Correct usage of idiom "aimed at"
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B. are aimed to consumers

"aimed to" is wrong idiomatic usage INCORRECT
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C. are aimed to consumers’

Meaning error. The apostrophe at the end of consumers implies that these foods are aimed at ages(not consumers) which doesn't make sense. INCORRECT
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D. is aimed at consumers

"Unusually-colored food items" is plural subject and requires plural verb "are" INCORRECT
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E. is aimed to consumers

"Unusually-colored food items" is plural subject and requires plural verb "are" "aimed to" is wrong idiomatic usage INCORRECT
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Hence option A
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Unusually-colored food items like green ketchup, pink margarine, and blue popcorn are aimed at consumers ages 5–17, but may soon influence adult foods as well.


A. are aimed at consumers

B. are aimed to consumers

C. are aimed to consumer's

D. is aimed at consumers

E. is aimed to consumers


Correct usage of attempt to / attempt at:
"attempt at" must be follwed by a noun
"attempt to" must be followed a verb/action

Subject here is Unusually-colored food items which is plural so verb must be plural so are is correct here.

Using the Above 2 points option A is the correct Answer.
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Bunuel wrote:
Unusually-colored food items like green ketchup, pink margarine, and blue popcorn are aimed at consumers ages 5–17, but may soon influence adult foods as well.


A. are aimed at consumers

B. are aimed to consumers

C. are aimed to consumers’

D. is aimed at consumers

E. is aimed to consumers


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Correct Choice: (A)

Answer choice (A) uses the correct plural verb form“are” with the plural subject “items.” “At” is the correct preposition with verb “aimed.”

Choice (B) uses the incorrect preposition “to”; choice (C) also uses “to” and adds an apostrophe to “consumers,” unnecessarily making it possessive; choice (D) makes the verb singular, which no longer agrees with the plural subject; and choice (E) changes both the verb to the singular and the preposition to “to.”
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Re: Unusually-colored food items like green ketchup, pink margarine, and b  [#permalink]

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dkumar2012 wrote:
Bunuel : Is this use of "Like" correct here.?? I though we use such as for list of items.


I think "like" is used in this sentence to compare similar characteristics i.e the unusual colors of some foods. Observe that the sentence says "green ketchup", "pink margarine", not just ketchup or margarine.


Hello workout & Bunuel,
I guess @dkumar2012 has a genuine question and I am still confused why there is "like" instead of "such as".
Please clarify a little bit more if feasible.
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Re: Unusually-colored food items like green ketchup, pink margarine, and b  [#permalink]

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D3N0 wrote:
Bunuel : Is this use of "Like" correct here.?? I though we use such as for list of items.

Bunuel wrote:
Unusually-colored food items like green ketchup, pink margarine, and blue popcorn are aimed at consumers ages 5–17, but may soon influence adult foods as well.


hanamana what's your take on the usage of "Like" ?
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