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    with the aim to

    Hello
    I often use "with the aim to" or "with an aim to" in my academic essays. I really wonder if I can use it with several verbs or not.
    For instance;
    This place was designed with an aim to provide social opportunities, to create a more sustainable place, and to enhance biodiversity..
    For this sentence, should I say "with aims to"? or is it OK?
    Thank you in advance for your help.

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    Re: with the aim to

    "with the/an aim to" is unnatural. We use "with the aim of verb+ing".

    This place was designed with the aim of providing social opportunities.

    If you want to use "to", say something like:

    The aim of the design of this building was to provide social opportunities.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: with the aim to

    You could say This place was designed to provide social opportunities.
    Last edited by Tdol; 15-Aug-2016 at 12:20. Reason: Deleting 'with'

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    Re: with the aim to

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    You could say This place was designed with to provide social opportunities.
    I think something went wrong with that post, Tdol.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: with the aim to

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I think something went wrong with that post, Tdol.
    It did indeed- I underdeleted.

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