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Hi! Would anyone explain the difference between the two: "with the goal to reduce out-of-pocket payments by the poor" and "with the goal of reducing out-of-pocket payments by the poor" to me?
Thanks in advance!
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There is not really any difference. There have been long discussion here about how "I like to dance" and "I like dancing" are different, or "I hope I will be able to go swimming at the pool today" is different from "I hope I will be able to swim at the pool today." I don't find much difference myself, and few (if any) native speakers will debate which one to use before speaking.
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They both mean the same thing, but goal of is the more idiomatic form.

CJ
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Thank Grammar Geek and CalifJim so much for answering my question. This Forum is extremely useful with enthusiastic members and it does help me in studying Enlish.
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