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    target

    can I say
    target between

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    Re: target

    Quote Originally Posted by sash2008 View Post
    can I say
    target between
    Maybe you can, it depends on what you are going to say with those two words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Maybe you can, it depends on what you are going to say with those two words.

    blood glucose target between 110-140 mg/dl

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    Re: target

    Quote Originally Posted by sash2008 View Post
    blood glucose target between 110-140 mg/dl
    There is some controversy about the use of "target". It should be used, as you have, when you are referring to a range that you want to achieve. It's obviously a metaphor from archery. Anything outside the target range is not good.
    A wrong use is: "We raised so much money, we exceeded our target by $10,000!" That is, they overflew the target, and did not hit it. So they should not be happy. "We're aiming for a target of $80,000 to $100,000" is not good; but your sentence fragment is.

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    Re: target

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    There is some controversy about the use of "target". It should be used, as you have, when you are referring to a range that you want to achieve. It's obviously a metaphor from archery. Anything outside the target range is not good.
    A wrong use is: "We raised so much money, we exceeded our target by $10,000!" That is, they overflew the target, and did not hit it. So they should not be happy. "We're aiming for a target of $80,000 to $100,000" is not good; but your sentence fragment is.
    THANKS
    so what?
    blood glucose between 110-140 mg/dl ?
    should i omit target?

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    Re: target

    Quote Originally Posted by sash2008 View Post
    THANKS
    so what?
    blood glucose between 110-140 mg/dl ?
    should i omit target?
    No, I said twice that your example was the right way to use 'target'. I just happened to explain what the wrong way was too. But that doesn't apply to you.
    You should try to give examples in sentences:
    The following is OK:
    "The target range for blood glucose is between 110-140 mg/dl".
    "Blood glucose levels have a target range of between 110-140 mg/dl".

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    Re: target

    I would like to have more explanation on why are these incorrect?
    "We raised so much money, we exceeded our target by $10,000!" That is, they overflew the target, and did not hit it. So they should not be happy. "We're aiming for a target of $80,000 to $100,000"
    What is the logic?
    Are there ceartain rules regarding the use of word "target" in only certain contexts..?

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    Re: target

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    I would like to have more explanation on why are these incorrect?
    "We raised so much money, we exceeded our target by $10,000!" That is, they overflew the target, and did not hit it. So they should not be happy. "We're aiming for a target of $80,000 to $100,000"
    What is the logic?
    Are there ceartain rules regarding the use of word "target" in only certain contexts..?
    Sorry, I thought I explained the logic.
    If you are an archer, you try to hit the target. The closer to the middle the better. If your arrow goes over the target, you have missed it. You are not happy. You are a failure.
    So the analogy of a target is wrong if someone wants as much money as they can get, but are looking at the probability of $100,000. If they have a target of 80-100,000 and they get $110,000, they have failed to hit their target.
    As I say, it's a contentious argument because nobody thinks about it, and even when it's explicitly explained, as I do here, the argument still sometimes misses the target.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Sorry, I thought I explained the logic.
    If you are an archer, you try to hit the target. The closer to the middle the better. If your arrow goes over the target, you have missed it. You are not happy. You are a failure.
    So the analogy of a target is wrong if someone wants as much money as they can get, but are looking at the probability of $100,000. If they have a target of 80-100,000 and they get $110,000, they have failed to hit their target.
    As I say, it's a contentious argument because nobody thinks about it, and even when it's explicitly explained, as I do here, the argument still sometimes misses the target.
    LOL... now you ve hit the Bulls Eye

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    Re: target

    blood glucose target between 110-140 mg/dl
    is it a verb or a noun or what?

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