01. Donovan Bailey is [aiming] to set a new world record in the 100 meters at next month's competition.
02. Wow, he hit the target right on, without even [aiming].
03. After injuring her eye, Eva could not [aim] as well as she used to, and had to give up competitive shooting.
04. The President's speech was [aimed] at the people in his own party who had been calling for his resignation.
05. One of the principal [aims] of this class is to improve your speaking skills.
06. The thief [aimed] his gun directly at my head.
07. A young boy was accidentally shot by police after [aiming] a toy gun at an officer.
08. My [aim] in coming here is to pass the TOEFL exam.
09. Martial arts star Bruce Lee once said that a goal is not always meant to be reached; it often serves simply as something to [aim] at.
10. Someone once joked, "I still miss my ex-husband, but my [aim] is getting better."
11. The cobra snake [aims] for its victim's eyes when it shoots its poison.
12. The hunter's hand was shaking as the bear approached, and it was difficult to [aim].
13. The young boy's [aim] wasn't very good, and he missed the target every time.
14. The baseball player claimed that the pitcher had been [aiming] at his head.
15. The most widely recognized [aim] of the educational system is to facilitate the transition from participating in the family to involvement in the affairs of the larger society.
16. There is a Korean proverb which says you should [aim] high in your career, but stay humble in your heart.
17. A Chinese proverb suggests that talking without thinking is shooting without [aiming].
18. A proverb from the Côte d'Ivoire reminds us that taking [aim] for too long can ruin your eyes.
19. A Nigerian proverb advises that before firing, you must take [aim].
20. By 2005, the British government [aims] to reduce the amount of industrial and commercial waste disposed of in landfill sites to 85% of 1998 levels.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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