Writing for Business - A Whatis.com Blog

Mar 5 2009   1:35PM GMT

Common Grammar Mistakes – idiomatic expressions



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Tags:

Which is correct?

We have been directed to _________ on cost-cutting initiatives.
a. home in
b. hone in

Answer: Either a or b

Explanation: Although some grammar traditionalists will tell you that the phrase “hone in” doesn’t really exist, Merriam-Webster disagrees.

 Comment on this Post

 
There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.
Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.
Send me notifications when other members comment.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: