Student or Learner
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?
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.