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    aim in doing something

    Dear teachers,

    While I was looking for "aim..." phrases I found the following title on the Internet "US aim in prodding Iran: negotiation?". It seems to me there is a phrase "an aim in doing something". I then consulted my dictionary and found two more examples in two dictionaries:
    What's your aim in working so hard?
    What's your aim in doing so?

    This is "aim in doing" a collocation?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang


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    Re: aim in doing something

    Not so much collocation, but that one of the prepositions that 'aim' can take is 'in'. Since the latter is a preposition, then it takes a gerund:
    "Our aim in bringing this to the attention of the public is two-fold:..."

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    Re: aim in doing something


    Dear David,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    Not so much collocation, but that one of the prepositions that 'aim' can take is 'in'. Since the latter is a preposition, then it takes a gerund:
    "Our aim in bringing this to the attention of the public is two-fold:..."

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