Reach a goal/ target/ objective Are all of them collocations of ' reach ? Can we say Fulfill as well? Which is the most natural way of saying it Thank you
Feb 24, 2017 11:46 PM
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I reached my goal I reached my target I reached my objective I fulfilled my goal (Used frequently maybe 20+ years ago - I don't hear it as much now) I fulfilled my target I fulfilled my objective (I have never heard these last 2 phrases used by American native English speakers) I obtained my goal (not used much) I obtained my target (not used much - if ever) I obtained my objective (used frequently) I completed my goal (used sometimes) I completed my target (never heard this used) I completed my objective (used frequently)
February 25, 2017
I think to reach a goal is the most natural way, but to be a bit more formal you could also "succeed in your goal" Example sentence: I succeeded in my goal to beat my personal record today. I fulfilled my goal of beating my personal record today. I reached my goal of beating my personal record today. I think the top one sounds best personally, but I can't speak for every native English speaker out there. Personal preference, I think.
February 25, 2017
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