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What is the difference between goal and aim?



 
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What is the difference between goal and aim? #1 (permalink) Fri Apr 15, 2005 20:04 pm   What is the difference between goal and aim?
 

Test No. incompl/advan-32 "Letter Writing (4)", question 2

I could say that we are having a wonderful time but that would be ......... from the truth.

(a) distant
(b) far
(c) long
(d) further

Test No. incompl/advan-32 "Letter Writing (4)", answer 2

I could say that we are having a wonderful time but that would be far from the truth.

Correct answer: (b) far
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Goal/aim #2 (permalink) Sat Apr 16, 2005 9:19 am   Goal/aim
 

In the abstract sense they are both roughly the same - something you want to reach or achieve. In the literal sense of course goal is used in sport.
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far vs a long way #3 (permalink) Fri Jun 05, 2009 15:09 pm   far vs a long way
 

Hello

I know that far is used in questions and negative clauses. In affirmative clauses don't you usually prefer a long way?
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What is the difference between goal and aim? #4 (permalink) Wed Aug 14, 2013 18:19 pm   What is the difference between goal and aim?
 

Hello,

There are numerous expressions where 'far' is used in affirmative mood.
only some:
space:
- as far as the eye can see
-far away in the distance
-far away/off sth
- Iím not sure I can walk so far.
-Weíll go by train as far as London.

time:
-as far back as 1910
-far back in the past
- Letís try to plan further ahead.

others:
-far better
-far bigger
-far more

expressions:
-as far as I am concerned
-as far as I can remember
-as far as I know
-as far as it goes
- as far as sy/sg is concerned
-be far from sg (in the test this was)
-far be it from me (to do sg)
-far from happy
- go as far as to do sg
-go too far
-so far, so good
-Thatís going too far!
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