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    GAIN + TARGET

    Is it possible to use the noun target after the verb GAIN?

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    Re: GAIN + TARGET

    How do you mean? Could you give us context?

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    Re: GAIN + TARGET

    It was impossible for them to gain their targets.

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    Re: GAIN + TARGET

    Quote Originally Posted by tom3m View Post
    It was impossible for them to gain their targets.
    It doesn't sound natural to me.

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    Re: GAIN + TARGET

    Thanks,
    would it be acceptable or more natural if it is used in speech? My teacher sometimes says this and I find it somehow unnatural as well.
    Last edited by tom3m; 22-Mar-2012 at 21:51.

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    Re: GAIN + TARGET

    Quote Originally Posted by tom3m View Post
    Thanks,
    would it be acceptable or more natural if it is used in speech? My teacher sometimes says this and I find it somehow unnatural as well.
    It's not natural in speech or writing IMO.

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