Aim

kanu

Senior Member
Please , I have a query hope you clear it.

1) I aim at finishing this work by next month.

2) I aim to finish this work by next month.

My opinion is that both possible.
 
  • kayokid

    Senior Member
    English, USA
    Please , I have a query hope you clear it.

    1) I aim at finishing this work by next month.

    2) I aim to finish this work by next month.

    My opinion is that both possible.
    I don't know that sentence #1 is incorrect but in my opinion sentence #2 flows and sounds much better.
     

    entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    I agree with the others: 'aim to' is standard English; 'aim at' doesn't sound completely wrong, but is definitely not standard, or not common.
     

    Egmont

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    You aim to do or achieve something. That is the case here. There is no physical object, just the concept of finishing the work.

    You aim at a physical object, such as when pointing a rifle at a target.
     
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