We use the word "aim" when there's a goal or a target and a person is trying to hit it.
- The man is aiming his gun at a target.
- What is he aiming at?
- Troops aim their weapons at other troops.
- Missiles are aimed at other countries.
- Never aim a gun at a police officer--even if it's fake.
- He has very bad aim. He needs more practice. (This sentence uses "aim" as a noun.)
When a person is determined to accomplish a goal, the word "aim" is a good choice:
- She aims to get married by the time she's 30.
- What are you aiming at? (What are you trying to say? What is the purpose of your statement?)
- Their aim is to end world hunger by 2025. (This sentence uses "aim" as a noun.)
- Our company is aiming at a goal of a million dollars in sales for this month.
- I aim to leave early tomorrow morning. (aim = intend or plan)
- What do you aim to do when you arrive in the United States?
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Published on February 28, 2013.