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    Is it correct to use "aspiring" followed by "in"?

    My friend had written some sentences and in one of them he wrote:
    People aspiring in this field.

    I told him that the sentence does not seem to go down well grammatically but he said as "aspiring" means striving for recognition, hence it can be used.

    Is it right?

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    Re: Is it correct to use "aspiring" followed by "in"?

    I am not a teacher.

    One aspires to something. 'Aspiring' as a participle usually still requires "to".
    People aspiring to perfection in this field...

    'Aspiring' as an adjective is used attributively as in aspiring actor.

    I think you are right and your friend is wrong.

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