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    #1

    target on

    I looked it up in a dictionary. "target on"=to make something have an effect on a particular limited group or area.

    "It will take years of work to target our product on customers in this country."

    Can I use "to target on" in this context?

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    Re: target on

    "It will take years of work to target our product on customers in this country."

    You will be targeting the customers, not the product.

    "It will take years of work to target the customers who will buy our product in this country."


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    Re: target on

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedq View Post
    "It will take years of work to target our product on customers in this country."

    You will be targeting the customers, not the product.

    "It will take years of work to target the customers who will buy our product in this country."

    Is it Ok to say target on customers?

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    Re: target on

    /A learner/

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Is it Ok to say target on customers?
    Not much for me.
    I'd rather say

    "get the customers with this product."

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    Re: target on

    Quote Originally Posted by e2e4 View Post
    /A learner/


    Not much for me.
    I'd rather say

    "get the customers with this product."
    Like it or not it doesn't matter to me. I want to know if it's possible?
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    Re: target on

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    No. You target to not on. I will target to rich clients. A target is something that you aim at. You could say that you placed the target on the ground.
    "We want to target more welfare on the poorest group in the society." "target on" is used in this sentence. Is it because it's a different contex?

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    Re: target on

    In the first example, you used a marketing buzzword: "Target" a specific audience, for example, customers or 12 year olds, or retirees, or young girls. The target for the new Porche sales is the wealthy executive.


    In your second sentence, target does not have the same meaning.

    "We want to target more welfare on the poorest group in the society."

    This means "aim" or deliver.

    The "on" is part of a prepositional phrase and does not go with target.


    target / welfare
    on / group

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