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nyggus

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"What he usually aims to is find a good place to sit and drink a glass of good wine and dream of whatever he wishes to dream of."

Is this construction ("aims to is find") correct? Would "aims at is finding" be better for any reason?

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"What he usually aims to is find a good place to sit and drink a glass of good wine and dream of whatever he wishes to dream of."

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aims for is to find a good place . . .

strives for is to find a good place . . .

wants is to find is a good place . . .

or

His ambition is to find a good place . . .
 

Hi_there_Carl

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The construction ("aims to is find") is correct. This is an idiomatic phrase meaning "to seek" or "to plan". The origin of the idiom is from hunting... To aim a weapon you are seeking a target... another close idiom is "set your sights on" which also means to seek or to find.

The construction "aims at is finding" is totally wrong... do not use it...

I hope this helps, ;-)
 
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