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    #1

    DId I make a mistake?

    What's the most appropriate?

    One driver said: "Our..........(aim - target - proposal - intent) is to have a good time, enjoy the experience and the magnificient scenery - and the adventure of a lifetime."

    I thought that AIM or INTENT were correct, but my teacher has said that the unique correct answer is PROPOSAL... Do you, native and teachers, agree with my teacher or do you think AIM or INTENT sound good too?

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    #2

    Re: DId I make a mistake?

    For me, 'proposal' is the least likely word. I'd go for 'aim', though the others are acceptable.

    'AIM/TARGET/PROPOSAL/INTENT?' would have been a more helpful title for your thread.

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    Re: DId I make a mistake?

    Proposal is unnatural there. Goal/aim/intent are all okay, but goal is my favorite, although not listed. I think aim is the weakest of those three, and intent is the best of the choices given. (Target doesn't work.)

    I also think there's a missing "have" toward the end -- and have the adventure of a lifetime.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: DId I make a mistake?

    Oops! Just goes to show that native speakers don't always agree on the "best" answers!
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: DId I make a mistake?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Oops! Just goes to show that native speakers don't always agree on the "best" answers!
    At least we agree that we don't like 'proposal, and that two of the others are acceptable.

    After thinking about it, I agree with you about 'target' - but I still prefer 'aim'.

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    #6

    Re: DId I make a mistake?

    I like "aim," too.

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