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    #1

    the goal of his life/ his goal in life

    Which the sentences below is more correct and natural in English?

    1. His goal in life is to get rich.
    2. The goal of his life to get rich.

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    #2

    Re: the goal of his life/ his goal in life

    I am not a teacher.

    It should be, 'Which of the sentences…' and the answer is 1.

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    #3

    Re: the goal of his life/ his goal in life

    The first sentence is fine. The second is not a sentence - it contains no verb.

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    #4

    Re: the goal of his life/ his goal in life

    Of course it should be 'The goal of his life is to get rich' <- ​Is it also fine?

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    #5

    Re: the goal of his life/ his goal in life

    I am not a teacher.

    The answer to your original question is still 1.

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    #6

    Re: the goal of his life/ his goal in life

    1. His aim in life is to get rich.
    2. The aim of his life is to get rich.

    Is the first sentence also fine and the second wrong?
    Last edited by kompstar; 02-Oct-2015 at 18:21.

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    #7

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    Yes.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    #8

    Re: the goal of his life/ his goal in life

    I agree that the first is natural one of both pairs, but can't call the other ones (once you have the verb) "wrong."
    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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